GRC Supports SFU Researchers

February 03, 2021

The GRC has committed to covering $30,000 per year to cover the data access charges that are required by Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging to access these rich data from cell to society. SFU researchers should contact Andrew Wister ( or Kevin Wagner (, and provide a copy of their approved CLSA data access application for funding support.

Students have free access.

If you have questions feel free to contact us.

About the CLSA

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is a large, national, long-term study of more than 50,000 individuals who were between the ages of 45 and 85 when recruited. These participants will be followed until 2033 or death. The aim of the CLSA is to find ways to help us live long and live well, and understand why some people age in healthy fashion while others do not.

Among the more than 51,000 participants in the study, data are collected from more than 21,000 people through telephone interviews, referred to as the Tracking assessment. The remaining 30,000+ participants provide data through in-home interviews and data collection site visits, referred to as the Comprehensive assessment. All participants were also contacted by telephone 18 months after each full telephone or in-home interview to complete the Maintaining Contact Questionnaire (MCQ), which included some additional data collection.