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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.

The Network

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.


Administrative Data Service

The Administrative Data Service (ADS) coordinates the Network and supports the data acquisition for Whitehall departments. Read more...

ADRC England

The Administrative Data Research Centre for England is led by the University of Southampton and run in collaboration with the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Office for National Statistics and University College London. Read more...

ADRC Northern Ireland

The Administrative Data Research Centre for Northern Ireland brings together Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University and NISRA (Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency). Read more...

ADRC Scotland

The Administrative Data Research Centre for Scotland is led by the University of Edinburgh, and brings together major Scottish research centres. Read more...

ADRC Wales

The Administrative Data Research Centre Wales (ADRC Wales) is led by Professor David Ford at Swansea University in partnership with Cardiff University. Read more...


Page last updated: 16/01/2018