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, which was launched at the end of 2018.

Visit the Administrative Data Research Partnership for further information. 

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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Research with publics in Scotland

ADRC-Scotland’s Public Engagement Lead, Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley, published a systematic review on public views of data linkages (with a focus on health data). The paper entitled ‘ Public responses to the sharing and linkage of health data for research purposes: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies’ concluded that whilst there is widespread (conditional) public support for data sharing and linkage for research purposes, a range of concerns exist. In order to ensure public support for future research uses of data, greater awareness raising combined with opportunities for public engagement and deliberation are needed.

Page last updated: 18/07/2017