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, to be launched later in 2018.

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.

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Administrative data

New insights to social challenges

Research can provide evidence-based insight into important subjects including:

  • the risks and protective factors around child development
  • the relationship between social mobility, economic activity and educational attainment
  • the relationship between traffic density, availability of green space and crime levels
  • the effect of parental mental health issues on their children
  • the link between early-life social development and environmental background, and dementia risk
  • the relationship between fuel poverty and ill health
  • many more social, economic, environmental and health-related issues

Each of these may apply to a specific region. A researcher might want to look at health data in Northern Ireland, for example, or Welsh crime statistics, or compare regional, with national data. 

The power of using administrative data to provide evidence around challenging social questions can be seen in the current research and has huge potential to benefit society.


Page last updated: 30/07/2018