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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Supporting research with public engagement

The ADRN appreciate the need for public engagement. We also understand that researchers need support and assistance to undertake public engagement. Across the network there is a range of support to enable researchers to discuss their research and host their own engagement activities.

Public panels

Research centres in ADRC Scotland and ADRC Wales have public panels that get involved in individual research projects, and engage in broader policy discussions and decisions across the network.

Training for researchers

ADRC-Scotland’s Public Engagement team understands that researchers need to be supported to develop their own public engagement activities and they developed a one day workshop designed to help researchers across Scotland develop greater understanding of public engagement in research and develop a plan for engaging the public in their work.

Support for researchers in Northern Ireland

The Administrative Data Research Centre in Northern Ireland also offer support to researchers in public engagement, from understanding public engagement to developing a strategy and approach as early in the life of the project as possible, to facilitating relationships with key stakeholders and developing research partnerships within the VCSE sector.


Page last updated: 27/07/2018