NDAR, the National Database of Ageing Research is the Centre for Policy on Ageing's database of research into ageing and older people.
The focus is on current and ongoing research. In addition to research
information provided by CPA's information staff, registered researchers and research
organisations can add and update information about their own research projects .
As with the AgeInfo databases, the Research database is fully indexed and searchable.
The National Database of Ageing Research (NDAR) aims to be a fully comprehensive on-line resource of
both research in progress and forthcoming research within the UK on all non-medical aspects of
older age. The resource was originally established in 1955 as ‘old age: a register of social research’
and published annually for many years in directory format.
The database contents are drawn from research projects, both internally and externally funded,
being carried out within a range of settings -
The database is fully structured and searchable and covers all aspects of the research
- academic sector
- voluntary and independent sector
- local and central government
- independent ‘think tanks’
the researching organisation; title of the research; aims; a summary of findings; subject
keywords; research methods used; researchers and other staff involved; funding type and
funding body; budget; start/end dates and duration; research outputs including publications
and whether the results and data from the research are publicly available.
The National Database of Ageing Research (NDAR) forms part of an Ageing Research 'portal' currently being developed by the Centre for Policy on Ageing. This work is supported through the Centre's partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation under their Ageing Society programme.