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The Administrative Data Research Network is an ESRC-funded project that ran from October 2013 - July 2018. It is currently at the end of its funding cycle and is no longer taking applications. Administrative data research will be taken forward in a new project, to be launched later in 2018.

ADRN - Enabling new research using administrative data for public benefit

Better use of data

  • Connecting analytical staff across government departments with academic capacity and capability to share knowledge, methods and insight for public benefit across the UK. 
  • Safely transforming sensitive information into functionally anonymised datasets to enable evidence-based policy development and research.

Better knowledge, better society

Supporting policy priorities

  • Providing secure access to evidence-based insights from academia into cross-party challenges including social mobility and support for families with multiple disadvantages; or the impact of lifestyle on health, environment, food and transport.
  • Collaborating with the What Works Centres and other users of public policy evidence.

Better knowledge, better society

ADRN expertise

  • International reputation for providing expertise to governments and researchers worldwide
  • Data security, privacy, ethics, legislation, governance, research methods and policies >>
  • UK-wide research training and approvals processes, built on best practice
  • Policy impact with a data sharing agreement tailored to specific requirements across departments.

Better knowledge, better society

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