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ADRN Conference 2016

London, 3 June

The conference

Access to administrative data for research is a positive public good. The de-identification and linking of these records, collected in the course of business by governmental and other bodies, creates a whole new potential for social and economic research and policy evaluation, which up until recently has remained largely unexplored.

The Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) is a UK-wide initiative, funded by the ESRC in 2013, to facilitate access to linked de-identified administrative data for social and economic research aimed at benefiting society. The results from the Network’s earliest projects were presented at this ADRN Research Conference.


Sir Andrew Dilnot, CBE is the Chair of the UK Statistics Authority and Warden of Nuffield College Oxford

Professor Andrew Morris is Chief Scientist at the Scottish Government Health Directorate, Director of the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, and Vice Principal of Data Science at the University of Edinburgh. He is also Director of the Farr Institute in Scotland, and Convenor of the UK Health Informatics Research Network.

Opening address by Professor Jane Elliott, Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council and Research Councils UK International Champion.


09:30 – 10:25          Registration/Coffee

10:25 – 10:30          Welcome

10:30 – 10:50
         Opening address by Jane Elliott

10:50 – 11:30
         Opening keynote by Andrew Dilnot

11:30 – 13:00
         Parallel sessions 1

  • Session 1a: Mental health
  • Session 1b: Risk and utility
  • Session 1c: Education and child development

13:00 – 14:00         

14:00 – 15:30          Parallel sessions 2

  • Session 2a: Policy impacts and interventions
  • Session 2b: Health and social care
  • Session 2c: The relationship between health and other factors

15:30 – 15:50         

15:50 – 16:30         
Closing keynote by Andrew Morris

16:30 – 16:45         
Closing Remarks

16:45 Close

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