NorLAG Den norske studien av livsløp, aldring og generasjon

Data access

Looking for data on life course, ageing and generation?

NorLAG and LOGG are part of the National Financing Initiative for Research Infrastructure at the Research Council of Norway (grant nr: 195403/F50; period 2010-2014 – ACCESS Life Course Database). The aim of this infrastructure project is to facilitate access to and stimulate use of the data from these life course studies. Anonymous data from NorLAG and LOGG are available through the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD).

LOGG-file: LOGG easy-to-use, 2007/2008

NorLAG-file: NorLAG panel easy-to-use

The NorLAG easy-to-use panel file contains harmonized and user-friendly data from the first and second wave. A continuously updated file is available via NSD.

NSD coordinates access to all files with anonymous micro-data. Access to the data is achieved by filling in a request scheme with information on name, institution, address and title of project. Applicants will subsequently receive and be asked to sign and return a confidentiality agreement.

Access to the Generations and Gender Survey

The data from LOGG have also been harmonised with the international Generations and Gender survey (GGS). Per 2016, comparable data is available for 19 countries, including Norway. Applying for access to these comparative data is done through the Generations and Gender Programme’s website (

Cooperation and support

Several researchers at NOVA and SSB have experience using data from these two surveys, and are happy to receive inquiries about cooperation on relevant research topics.

Depending on our capacity, we also offer support and data files tailor-made to fit clearly defined research purposes.