About the Archive
The Timescapes Archive is a specialist resource of Qualitative Longitudinal (QL) Research data. It was first set up in 2010 under the ESRC Timescapes Initiative, and has since undergone further development under the ESRC Changing Landscapes for the Third Sector project.
The resource has been developed in collaboration with the UK Data Archive, and forms part of the Institutional Repository at the University of Leeds. It is run as a joint venture between staff in the Families, Lifecourse and Generations Research Centre in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, and the University of Leeds Research Data Management Team.
Further information about the Archive, its ethos and its technical development are provided on the timescapes website.
Preservation copies of our collections are held at the UKDA.
The Archive is designed to enable the sharing and reuse of datasets that have been generated using Qualitative Longitudinal Research methods.
For further details of QL research methodology please see the timescapes Knowledge Bank.