New at the CLSA

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CLSA Website Maintenance – January 18, 2019

The CLSA website will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 10 a.m. to noon (EST) on Friday, January 18. If you wish to contact the CLSA during this time, please call our toll-free number at        1-866-999-8303 or email


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CLSA launches online data access application system

In December 2018, the CLSA launched Magnolia, a new web-based data access application. Researchers are invited to use this new online system to submit data access requests for upcoming application deadlines.

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Biochemistry biomarker data now available

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is pleased to announce the release of biochemistry biomarker data for comprehensive cohort participants from the baseline biospecimen collection.  Approximately 400,000 biochemistry test results from approximately 27,000 participants are now available for researchers to use.

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CLSA launches the new wave of data collection

This summer, the CLSA launched the third wave of full data collection from participants across Canada.

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CLSA Webinar Series 2018-2019

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)’s webinar series covers a broad range of topics related to the study of health and aging in Canada and around the world. The webinar series resumes this fall and will include topics related to the CLSA data on sleep, physical activity and lung function as well as linked environmental exposure data.


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CLSA releases first genomics data

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is pleased to announce the availability of genomics data for approximately 9,900 participants.

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Public Event: Study Participants Ask, Researchers Respond

On August 28th, 2018, the CLSA Data Collection Site at University of Victoria in partnership with Island Health recently hosted a seminar  for CLSA participants that discussed why specific measures have been included as part of the CLSA, how some of the data are being used, and what we are learning from the study. 

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CIHR releases Catalyst Grant for research projects utilizing CLSA data

We are pleased to announce that the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has released the Catalyst Grant that will fund over $900,000 for applications using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA).

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Technical issues with participant appointments on June 18, 2018

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) experienced technical issues which affected some interview appointments on June 18, 2018.  If your appointment was missed please contact us to reschedule the interview by calling us at our toll free line at 1-866-999-8303 or email us  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.   

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CIHR annual awards support translation of research into better care for older adults

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)-Institute for Aging has implemented the Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Translation in Aging which aims to recognize the outstanding achievements and excellence in knowledge translation in aging at a local or regional level, and to provide financial support to further foster excellence and innovation in knowledge translation activities.