The Administrative Data Research Network was an ESRC-funded project that ran from October 2013 to 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, which was launched at the end of 2018.

Visit the Administrative Data Research Partnership for further information. 

This archival website reflects the state of play at the end of the project in July 2018. All content has been frozen and may not be up to date.

open menu

Sharing knowledge and collaboration

Directors in the ADRN have extensive global expertise and knowledge around protecting and using data for research.  This helps the ADRN collaborate and develop best practice across the world, whilst improving the knowledge of using secure data for research across the UK.  

Consultation and expertise to help organisations including:

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Data Archive

Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER) - Cornell’s secure data facility

Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA)

Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Alliance Steering Committee, 2007-2011

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College


European Commission (Directorate for Research and Innovation)

Expert Advisory Group on Data Access (EAGDA)

HMRC - advised in the development of their Data Lab

International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST) - President 2007-2011, VP 2005-7, European Regional Secretary 2001-5

Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

Medical Research Council (MRC) - assisted in the development of their Data Sharing Policy, 2002

MRC Data Sharing and Preservation Steering Group (2003-4)

Secure Data Service 2008-12

Taiwanese National Statistical Agency

UK Data Archive and UK Data Service

United States Census Bureau

United States National Archives

United States National Opinion Research Centre (NORC) – pioneers in remote secure access

Wellcome Trust reviewer of some of their key data investments (ALSPAC, 2005 and Biobank, 2006)


Other key collaborations


Page last updated: 24/07/2018