Public engagement across the ADRN
The Network - or ADRN - is a group of universities and national statistics agencies spread throughout the UK, who work together to help researchers get access to de-identified, linked administrative data.
We have many safeguards in place to ensure that researchers never see any directly identifying information, such as names, full addresses, full dates of birth, national insurance numbers, etc.
All applications submitted to the ADRN must demonstrate that their research has the potential to benefit society. This could be understanding how a particular policy affects people, or the needs of particular groups of people such as carers.
The ADRN has Public Engagement work going on across the network in each centre and ADS.
The ADRN understand how important it is to listen to and engage with the public about its work. The Network engage with publics in different ways.
Our research teams in Scotland and Wales both have public panels and our Approvals Panel also includes members of the public.
We try to anticipate and answer questions here from people who are interested in our work.
The ADRN uses specialist language. All these terms are defined in this list.