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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The Network

The Administrative Data Research Network was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in 2013, bringing together experts from all over the UK to organise an infrastructure that allows social researchers to use administrative data in a safe setting, with the proper security measures in place.

The project was funded for five years and came to an end on 31 July 2018.

The Network no longer takes applications.

Administrative data research will be taken forward in a new project, to be launched later in 2018. Please check out the ESRC website for the latest updates.

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: 26/07/2018