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, to be launched later in 2018.

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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Security standards

The Network operated according to the principles of the “5 Safes of Data Sharing”, which are explained by this video created by the UK Data Service.

Safe environments

Researchers could only access the data in the secure facilities at one of our Administrative Data Research Centres, or in a secure environment specified by the data provider. They were not allowed to take any materials in or out of the rooms.

The Network's secure environments were located at:

  • For England:
    • University of Southampton
    • University College London
    • Office for National Statistics in Titchfield, Newport and London
  • For Northern Ireland:
    • Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) in Belfast
    • Office for National Statistics, Invest NI and NISRA, Belfast
  • For Scotland:
    • University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
    • University of Dundee, Dundee
    • Bioquarter, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
    • University of Glasgow, Glasgow
    • University of St Andrews, St Andrews
    • Office for National Statistics, Scottish Government, Glasgow
  • For Wales:
    • Swansea University
    • Cardiff University

Page last updated: 27/07/2018