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The Administrative Data Research Centre for England 

ADRC-England is led by the University of Southampton and runs in collaboration with:

The ADRC-E team members work across the Southampton Centre, the Bloomsbury Centre and the ONS offices in Titchfield, Newport and London.  

You can learn more about the impact and influence that ADRC-England researchers and staff had in the last five years by reading the interactive ADRC-E 2013-2018 Centre Review brochure on Issuu.

ADRC-E expertise

The Centre combines exceptional physical facilities with high performance computer platforms to provide knowledge and evidence to help develop, implement and evaluate public policy and future research.

The organisations that make up the Centre are leaders in linking data and have world-class expertise in using and analysing administrative data from the education, health, crime, environment, economic and welfare sectors.

The Centre also offers extensive support to researchers willing to work with administrative data, or already working with them, by running a series of targeted training events, such as the Safe Users of Research data Environment training (SURE training) for accreditation purposes and the ADRC-E 1-2 days short courses in admin data research with our highly-skilled trainers.  

Here is a summary of the year 2017 for all engagement activities we took part to:

You can learn more about ADRC-England from the Deputy Director of the Southampton Centre, Prof David Martin, in the following video to celebrate the first anniversary of ADRC-E in 2015.

Secure environment

ADRC-E has ‘state of the art’ physically secure sites and building infrastructures that contain powerful and self-contained computing systems with industry-recognised intrusion protection systems and monitoring.

The Southampton and Bloomsbury Centres are compliant with the ‘Cyber Essentials’ scheme. Processes, protocols and procedures are in line with those required by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS; formerly the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills - BIS) who have approved our data research facilities to hold functionally anonymised data to develop social and economic research.

The Office for National Statistics provides a trusted third party linkage facility (Secure Linkage Facility - SRE) for the ADRC-E and provides de-identified sets of linked data for research partners plus a safe setting (the Virtual Microdata Laboratory - VML) for accredited researchers to access de-identified data.

Our management team

Meet the ADRC-England Management board, including the ADRN Director, Prof Peter W.F. Smith

Our team

Meet the ADRC-E co-Investigators, Data Scientists, Centre Managers and staff members

Our expertise

The ADRC-E expertise spans through different fields of administrative data research

Our research

Research at ADRC-E covers different sectors of social, health and statistical sciences


Read a selection of the research projects currently underway in England

Our short courses

ADRC-E runs short courses for members of academia, government and the voluntary sector

Training podcasts

Find out what you can learn from the ADRC-E short courses directly through the voices of our trainers

Public Engagement

Every year ADRC-E takes part to a rich calendar of public engagement events across England

Contact England

Find out how you can get in touch and stay connected with ADRC-England

Page last updated: 08/06/2018