The ADRN provides a personal, no cost service (to the point of access) to researchers across academia and government to find and link de-identified data for approved research projects. Only charges incurred from government departments will be passed onto researchers.
The ADRN does not hold data. It works on behalf of researchers to scope data requests, negotiate with data providers and facilitate secure access to de-identified and linked (if required) data extracts that would not be accessible through public channels.
Services and expertise provided by the ADRN include:
- Data linkage via a trusted third party
- A secure environment in which to undertake data analysis that protects the security and confidentiality of data provided.
- Training in the safe use of administrative data and additional courses and resources to enhance researcher’s knowledge and skills.
This section provides all the information researchers need to apply to the ADRN to find data for their research.
If you experience issues with the application form, please contact our Helpdesk via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The catalogue contains metadata about some of the existing administrative data sources.
The research application process has four steps. It is a long and intensive process, because researchers will be working with potentially sensitive data
Government departments and agencies build up administrative data collections during their day-to-day activities.
Information about datasets that are available through the ADRN, either via the general cataolgue or the ADRC-specific resources.
The Approvals Panel makes sure the process of granting access to sensitive, linked administrative data is fair, equitable and transparent
The ADRN has established strict procedures and protocols based on best practice and legislation to protect people’s privacy and de-identify the data before it is used for research.
The Network has secure research environments at four centres across the UK.
This section contains documentation for the assistance of users of the Network.