HAGIS will be joining an international network of longitudinal ageing studies. All of whom, endeavor to maintain a high degree of comparability between their data and data collection processes, with those of their sister surveys. This high degree of comparability means that data can readily be harmonized across studies, allowing for richer cross country comparisons to be made. HAGIS too will be practicing comparability in the way the survey is set up and administered, in particular HAGIS will be well aligned with the other longitudinal studies in the rest of the British Isles, namely, the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), The Northern Ireland Cohort Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NICOLA) and The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). Each of which, is modelled on the Health and Retirement Study (HRS).
For more information on the other ageing studies in the British Isles, see below:-
HAGIS will also be part of The Gateway to Global Ageing Data initiative, a global platform for data sharing and collaboration of all longitudinal ageing studies across the world. The platform allows for easy comparisons to be made between survey questions and variables, and harmonized versions of each country’s data are readily available here for cross country analysis.
Currently, Gateway to Global Ageing Data has 11 study members: -