The Administrative Data Research Centre Wales
The Centre brings together a strong team of economic and social science researchers from across Wales, and leading data scientists with strengths in privacy protection, information governance and data technology platforms.
ADRC Wales expertise
ADRC Wales also draws upon a network of expertise via its links with the following research institutes:
- Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
- Swansea’s Research Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology
- Centre for Improvement in Population Health through E-records Research (CIPHER)
- Universities’ Police Science Institute
- Cardiff Centre for Crime, Law and Justice
- Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer)
- Older People and Ageing R&D Network in Wales
- Swansea Research Institute for Applied Social Sciences
ADRC Wales builds on existing expertise and an acknowledged reputation for the safe and trustworthy use of complex social data to create a Centre that uses cutting-edge technology to efficiently link and analyse de-identified administrative data that has the ability to inform social, economic and health related research in the UK.
The Centre will be the focal point for data-related social research in Wales and a major player in UK-wide efforts to transform research and policy environments.
The operational environment includes two ‘Safe Settings’ areas where users securely interact with data – one within the Data Science Building (Swansea University) and one within Cardiff University (Park Place, city centre). The ‘Safe Settings’ areas are secure office spaces where pre-approved users can interact with data held within the ADRC Wales programme. These areas have strict controls to ensure that the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data is maintained appropriately and in line with data provider requirements and expectations.