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Welcome to the website of Growing Up in Ireland, an exciting and historic national study of children.

This study is following the progress of almost 20,000 children across Ireland to collect a host of information to help improve our understanding of all aspects of children and their development.

Here you can learn all about the study and how it works and catch up with all the latest news on the Study. If you are a participant in the study you will find all the information you need to know about taking part.

Data from Wave 2 of the Child Cohort (at 13 years)

Growing Up in Ireland would like to announce that the Anonymised Microdata File (AMF) and the Researcher Microdata File (RMF) from Wave 2 of the Child Cohort (at 13 years) are now available. To find out more click here

If you are thinking about undertaking research on the lives of children and their famililes, why not consider using GUI data? To find out more click here

6th Annual Research Conference

The Growing Up in Ireland 6th Annual Research Conference will take place on Wednesday 26th November 2014 in Croke Park Conference Centre.  More details are available by clicking here.


All Growing Up in Ireland publications are available to download.

Publications from the Child Cohort can be downloaded here

Publications from the Infant Cohort can be downloaded here

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