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Please be aware that the ADRN is only accepting new applications for research projects that propose to use data which are readily available via the ADRN. See here for details of those datasets.

If you want to apply to use data that only covers one of the devolved nations (Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales), please contact the local ADRC directly:

However, we will consider enquiries regarding data not covered by the above to establish whether we are able to offer alternative solutions to your data needs.

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.

Administrative Data Service
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park

The Administrative Data Service coordinates the network.  Please contact the Administrative Data Service regarding any of the following:

Researcher queries and project support

  • Phone: User Helpdesk +44 (0) 1206 873435
  • Helpdesk questions: our web form will get your question directly to the experts who can provide the answers you need.

Data acquisition and contacts with Whitehall Departments

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Visit the Administrative Data Service web pages to understand our areas of responsibility and expertise.

Administrative Data Research Centre England

Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

Administrative Data Research Centre Northern Ireland

Samantha Livingstone
Queen’s University Belfast Centre for Public Health
Institute of Clinical Science
Grosvenor Road
BT12 6BJ

Administrative Data Research Centre Scotland
University of Edinburgh
2nd Floor Bioquarter 9
9 Little France Road
EH16 4UX

Administrative Data Research Centre Wales
Data Science Building
Swansea University Medical School
Singleton Park

Page last updated: 26/09/2017