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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.

About the ADRN

The Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN), launched in 2013 and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), is coming to the end of its five-year funding period.  

The ESRC’s strategic commitment to making administrative data available for research continues and it is developing plans for a future provision for accessing and conducting research using administrative data in the UK. In the short term, the ESRC will be making some changes to the current ADRN. The Administrative Data Research Centres in the devolved administrations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are expected to have a role in the planned new phase of investment, which would come into effect later in 2018. All four of the Administrative Data Research Centres and the ADS will be involved in the transition to the new service being developed. Further information will follow. In the meantime, the work of the ADRN will continue.

Posted 16 Jan 2018.

The Network

Read more about the Administrative Data Service and the four Administrative Data Research Centres.


Read more about the structure and governance of the ADRN.


Read more about what we do, the history of the ADRN, its aims and values and any available vacancies.

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The Administrative Data Research Network consists of the Administrative Data Service and four Administrative Data Research Centres, one based in each of the devolved countries in the UK.

Page last updated: 16/01/2018