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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: 18/07/2017