Growing Up in Ireland 13th Annual Research Conference – Thursday 25th November 2021 (online)

**Early registration is now open**

Growing Up in Ireland – the National Longitudinal Study of Children, will hold its thirteenth annual research conference on Thursday, November 25th, 2021. The conference will focus on research based on Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) data.

The conference will be held as a virtual web event. Researchers who submit abstracts should therefore be in a position to present their papers virtually. Arrangements will be made to pre-record presentations, where possible, to reduce potential technical problems, though the Q&A will be in real time.

Early registration is now open by signing up here.  The event is free but limits on the number of attendees may apply. A draft programme and further details will follow.

Queries should be emailed to

Award for Best Presentation with a Policy Focus: Following the success of the inaugural award at GUI conference 2020, the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) will be sponsoring a conference award again in 2021.  The aim of the award is to promote excellence in the use of GUI data and to encourage high quality research with a clear public policy relevance or focus.  Further detail about the 2021 award criteria and application process will be made available when abstracts have been selected.

Keynote: This year the keynote address will be delivered by Professor Nic Timpson from the University of Bristol. Professor Timpson is the Principal Investigator of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC – Children of the 90s).

Queries about the conference should be emailed to