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About NDAR

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 -
  • academic sector
  • voluntary and independent sector
  • local and central government
  • independent ‘think tanks’
The database is fully structured and searchable and covers all aspects of the research including -
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.


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