Resources for researchers
The Administrative Data Research Centre Wales (ADRC-W) strives to provide the best possible service to all of our stakeholders and is committed to supporting researchers to achieve excellent outputs that have the ability to inform policy and have a clear public benefit.
ADRC-W Data Briefs
Each quarter, ADRC-W produces a Data Brief to provide researchers with a general understanding of some of the data sets that exist. Produced by our Research Officers, who are researchers themselves, these short guides aim to give a concise introduction to data sets that exist in the UK.
Each Data Brief will provide information on the general overview of the data set, its characteristics and limitations and also previous research that has been carried using the data set.
- Data Brief #1: The Welsh National Pupil Database (153Kb)
- Data Brief #2: Skills and Employment Survey (261Kb)
- Data Brief #3: An Overview of Administrative Health Data within the SAIL Databank (109Kb)
- Data Brief #4: Lifelong Learning Wales Record (531Kb)
- Data Brief #5: Welsh Health Survey.pdf (106Kb)
- Data Brief #6: Welsh Demographic Survey.pdf (547Kb)
- Data Brief #7: National Survey For Wales.pdf (629Kb)
- Data Brief #8: Fuel Poverty Intervention Data in Wales
- Data Brief #9: Welsh Council for Voluntary Action All Wales Database
- Data Brief #10: Active Adults Survey 2012 & 2014
- Data Brief #11: Careers Wales Data 2012-2017
Research support team
Research Support Officers (RSOs) provide front of house support to researchers using ADRC-W. They are academics doing their own research in areas of interest; they look after those ADRN projects which fall into their area of expertise.
RSOs are the first point of contact for providing more information about data as they have often worked with datasets in that area.
Our ADRC-W service is free at point of using data, and accessible to all, you just need a good idea and a good application to submit to the approvals panel. RSOs help researchers complete the application and help with data access throughout the project.
As ADRC-W wishes to enhance the use of administrative data from disciplines where researchers may not be used to accessing admin data, RSOs help bridge that gap, facilitating the research. They are opening up the pool of disciplines who could benefit from the use of administrative data by making it more accessible and usable.
More broadly, RSOs are engaging with the academic community, attending and speaking at events across the UK.
Researcher User Journey
If you have an idea for a research project using administrative data, your research journey starts here.