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The Administrative Data Research Centre for England is led from the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute. The university has worked with the Office for National Statistics since the 1990s, working with census data, especially data related to geography.

The University of Southampton has expertise in:

  • quantitative social sciences
  • social and official statistics
  • data licensing and access for census and related data products
  • energy data
  • demography
  • geography
  • cyber security

It is home to:

  • the Centre for Population Change, the UK’s first research centre on population change, bringing together university experts from Southampton, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Strathclyde and Stirling as well as the National Records of Scotland and the Office for National Statistics

University College London hosts:

  • the International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health, bringing together social and biological knowledge and making scientific contributions in longitudinal methodology and international comparative research
  • the Jill Dando Institute, a hub of researchers with expertise in crime, offender, security and other extremely sensitive linked administrative datasets

UCL and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are the lead partners for the newly established Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research, linking electronic health data with other forms of research and routinely collected data, as well as building on capacity in health informatics research. LSHTM was also previously the home of the Centre for Longitudinal Study Information and User Support.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has expertise in:

  • research using data from the Department for Work and Pensions and HM Revenue & Customs, including using National Insurance records dating back to the 1940s as well as more routine PAYE and DWP benefit and programme data from 1998 onwards
  • administrative data that have been linked to the English Longitudinal Survey of Aging

Both the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Institute of Education have expertise in:

  • education sector data collections, and are closely involved in the Pupil Level Annual Schools Census/National Pupil Database User Group
  • administrative data that have been linked to the cohort studies housed at the Institute of Education

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