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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.

7th Annual Research Conference

The Growing Up in Ireland 7th Annual Research Conference will take place on Thursday 3rd December 2015 at Dublin Castle.  The team invites abstracts for papers from researchers working on Growing Up in Ireland data. More details are available by clicking here.

Growing Up in Ireland, Phase 2

Prof. James Williams, GUI; Dr. Fergal Lynch, DCYA; Minister James Reilly, DCYA; Prof. Vinny Cahill, TCD; Prof. Frances Ruane, ESRI at Growing Up in Ireland, Phase 2 launch at Pearse St Library, 4th June 2015

Dr. James Reilly T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, launched Growing Up in Ireland: The National Longitudinal Study of Children, phase 2 on 4th June 2015. For further details click here

DCYA Growing Up in Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs announce a DCYA Growing Up in Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship in partnership with the Irish Research Council. For further information and details of the application process please see the Irish Research Council's website click here.

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


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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