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, which was launched at the end of 2018.

Visit the Administrative Data Research Partnership for further information. 

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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As well as giving accredited researchers access to administrative data, the Administrative Data Research Centre for Northern Ireland will also carry out its own original research.

The following projects give an example of areas of current research interest:

  • improving accuracy when records are linked
  • examining socio-demographic and socio-economic characteristics for populations living near ‘peace walls’ to inform appropriate policy responses
  • understanding how various health and education characteristics shape outcomes for mothers and children during pregnancy and early life
  • understanding public attitudes to data sharing across Northern Ireland
  • how higher education affects social mobility in Northern Ireland
  • using data linkage to obtain accurate population estimates of migrants in Northern Ireland and their health and social care needs
  • assess possible alternative area level indicators of deprivation 

Read about our approved research projects and the projects we are currently developing.  

Page last updated: 31/07/2018