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

The centre involves world-leading experts in the theory, methods and policy of linking records for secondary uses, including:

  • public engagement, ethics, information governance and law
  • linking and analysing large datasets
  • geocoding, natural language processing and machine learning
  • crime and criminal justice, education and social services

ADRC Scotland operations group

Meet the ADRC Scotland operations group.

Our team

Meet the ADRC Scotland team.

Our expertise

The ADRC Scotland provides state-of-the-art facilities to allow secure access to a wide range of de-identified administrative data by accredited researchers.

Our research

As well as giving trained researchers access to administrative data, the ADRC Scotland will carry out its own research.

Our international work packages

Find out more about the international work packages made available by the ADRC Scotland.

Public Engagement

Find out more on how to get involved in social science research.

ADRN Conferences

Find out more about the conferences hosted by the ADRN.


This is a selection of projects that have been approved by the Network’s Approvals Panel.

Safe settings

ADRC Scotland provide five different locations across Scotland from which researchers are able to access their project data.

Contact us

Get in touch with the ADRC Scotland team.

ADRC-S Mailing List

Find out more information on the ADRC Scotland mailing list.

Page last updated: 30/07/2018