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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What is the Administrative Research Network?

The ADRN is a group of universities and national statistics agencies spread throughout the UK, who work together to enable access to de-identified, linked administrative data to trained researchers.

Administrative data is collected mostly for administrative purposes - that is, to provide a service or to keep records. This could be tax data, educational records or even health information. These data are not usually available for anyone to consult, they are generally only used by the government departments and agencies that collect the information so they can do their work. 

But these data contain a wealth of information that could enable researchers to better understand and improve our society.

You can find out examples of our research here. 


Page last updated: 31/07/2018