The Administrative Data Research Centre for England
ADRC-England was led by the University of Southampton and ran in collaboration with:
- the Institute for Fiscal Studies
- the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- the Office for National Statistics
- University College London
The ADRC-E team members worked 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.
The Centre combined 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 made 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 offered 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) 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 in:
You can learn more about ADRC-England from the Deputy Director of the Southampton Centre, Prof David Martin, in the following video which celebrated the first anniversary of ADRC-E in 2015.
ADRC-E had ‘state of the art’ physically secure sites and building infrastructures that contained powerful and self-contained computing systems with industry-recognised intrusion protection systems and monitoring.
The Southampton and Bloomsbury Centres were compliant with the ‘Cyber Essentials’ scheme. Processes, protocols and procedures were 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 approved our data research facilities to hold functionally anonymised data to develop social and economic research.
The Office for National Statistics provided a trusted third party linkage facility (Secure Linkage Facility - SRE) for the ADRC-E and provided de-identified sets of linked data for research partners plus a safe setting (the Virtual Microdata Laboratory - VML) for trained researchers to access de-identified data.
The ADRC-E expertise spans through different fields of administrative data 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
ADRC-E runs short courses for members of academia, government and the voluntary sector
Find out what you can learn from the ADRC-E short courses directly through the voices of our trainers
Every year ADRC-E takes part to a rich calendar of public engagement events across England
Discover the impact and influence that researchers and staff at ADRC-England had in the last five years.