Data treasure trove for sound decision-making – Academies call for more reliable funding of population-based longitudinal studies
Friday, 3. June 2016 - Pension funding, health care, educational policy, family support – policy decisions in almost all fields are made on the basis of past, current and predicted social developments. Population-based longitudinal studies provide much of the data underlying these decisions. In a joint statement, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, acatech – the National Academy of Science and Engineering and the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities outline ways of achieving the sustainable design, funding and implementation of such population-based longitudinal studies.