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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Publications and impact

Featured Research

Read more about research projects the Administrative Data was used for.

Digital Economy Act

Read more about the effective use of data for research under The Digital Economy Act 2017.

Academic Publications

This is a list of publications by ADRN researchers.


The Network has experts across all aspects of using data for research, who have collaborated to create guides to help researchers use data more effectively.


Read more about the ADRN Conferences of 2016, 2017 and 2018

Data Points Podcasts

Listen to podcasts on the promise and potential of using administrative data in social research.

Hear the Experts

Listen to the experts talk about some of the central issues of administrative data usage for social science research.

Sharing Knowledge

Directors in the ADRN have extensive global expertise and knowledge around protecting and using data for research.


The ADRN blog is a space to share op-eds, personal experiences and views on research.


Read the Network - the six-monthly newsletter of the ADRN.

Page last updated: 27/07/2018