Trainee Resources

Preparing for your Grant Application

Community & Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder Community Engagement

Speakers: Dr. Brenda Vrkljan, Professor, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University and Dr. Allison Dubé, Project Manager, McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA)

Training & Career Development at CIHR

About the CLSA

In preparation for SPA 2021, please review the following articles on the CLSA. We have also attached a table with information on a selection of other longitudinal studies. We also invite you to join us for an orientation session on Thursday April 22nd at 11:00 AM ET that will provide you with some tips and tricks for using CLSA data in your research. You will receive a calendar invitation to this session via e-mail. The session will be recorded and the slides and video will be added to this page after the session is completed.


These articles should be available for free through your institution’s library. If you are having trouble accessing them, please contact the SPA planning committee. 

Other Longitudinal Studies on Aging

English Longitudinal Study on Ageing

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging (TILDA)

Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA)

Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging

Health and Retirement Study

Cognitive Function and Ageing 

Healthy Ageing in Scotland (HAGIS):

Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe 

Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI)

Video Resources

Write the Right Grant: Tips for Effective Grant Writing

Speaker: Dr. Parminder Raina, Scientific Director, McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA)

Anticipating new weights in the CLSA: Unpacking sampling weights and their use

Speaker: Dr. Lauren Griffith, Associate Professor, Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI), McMaster University

SPA 2021: Trainee Orientation Session

Speakers: Dr. Allison Dubé, Project Manager, McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and Alexandra Mayhew, Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University