How often will the surveys take place?

We’re interested in following your life story. We want to see how your life changes over time, and what your life is like at certain ages. In the past there were some long gaps between surveys, but the funding of BCS70 is now more secure and since you were 26 we have carried out surveys every four years. The 2016-17 survey is currently underway and the next survey is planned for 2020 when you will reach the age of 50. After that, we plan to carry out surveys every five years.

The more information that the study gathers about your life over time, the more valuable it becomes. This is why we so value your unique and continued contribution.

It is up to you to decide whether or not to take part in each survey. We will send you information before each survey to let you know what it will involve. If you move between surveys, it would be very helpful if you could contact us with your new address.