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ADRN - Enabling new research using administrative data for public benefit

Better use of data

  • Supports the Government Transformation Strategy 2017 - 2020.
  • Connects analytical staff across government departments with academic capacity and capability to share knowledge, methods and insight for public benefit.
  • Safely transforms sensitive information into anonymised datasets to enable evidence-based policy development and research.

Better knowledge, better society

Supports policy priorities

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

Better knowledge, better society

Information security and privacy

  • Provides everything needed by a government department or public authority to safely transform sensitive administrative information into anonymised datasets for research.
  • Follows all legal pathways and complies with the UK Statistics Authority Code of Practice.
  • Set up to carry out all the safeguards for research under the Digital Economy Act 2017.

Better knowledge, better society

ADRN expertise

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

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