COhort cOmmunity Research and Development Infrastructure Network for Access Throughout Europe – a Starting Community grant funded by the European Union under Horizon 2020.

  • Initiates a community of researchers working to enhance child wellbeing
  • Facilitates improved access to longitudinal survey data on child wellbeing
  • Gives children a voice in research that concerns them

The COORDINATE project mobilises the community of researchers and organisations that will drive forwards the coordinated development of comparative birth cohort panel and associated survey research in Europe which focus on children’s well-being.  

The infrastructural community network brought together by COORDINATE will promote the harmonisation of and improve access to international survey data, in particular panel survey data, in the study of children and young people’s well-being as they grow up.  

The research that COORDINATE will complete, using a child-centric approach, continues the research initiated in the Measuring Youth Wellbeing (MyWEB) and European Cohort Development (ECDP) projects, which will support elements of the preparatory phase of Europe’s first cross-national accelerated birth cohort survey of child wellbeing: Growing Up in Digital Europe  (GUIDE). GUIDE was included in the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI 2021 Roadmap). 

SSHOC Insight

  • Connection to leading Europe-wide social science research infrastructures
  • Dialogue with Europe-wide survey data initiatives and discussions of future needs 
  • Access to state-of-the-art research in exploiting open cloud technologies
  • Exemplars of practical open cloud data practices to ensure that data is fully compliant with FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) principles
  • The future development of the GUIDE survey infrastructure will be shaped by techniques and protocols developed in SSHOC 

Community Members

COORDINATE is led by The Policy Evaluation and Research Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University, supported by The Geary Institute at University College Dublin. It involves 22 partners from across Europe:  
Within COORDINATE three complementary child wellbeing networks are being developed: 
Policy makers:
Youth Advisory Boards: 
The COORDINATE project supports the development of the GUIDE study which includes further partners as shown here:  
More Information
COORDINATE animation: 
GUIDE animation: 
Pitch events for transnational access research visits: 

How to get involved?

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