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The Administrative Data Research Network is an ESRC-funded project that ran from October 2013 - 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.

Expertise and collaboration

ADRN expertise

A wide range of data expertise and thought leadership enables the ADRN to lead the way in using administrative data for social and economic research in the UK and worldwide.

Digital Economy Act

This new legislation will help the UK use data for research effectively, safely and securely. It enables the transformation of personal information held by government departments into an immensely valuable resource of anonymised datasets for research purposes.

Sharing knowledge

Directors in the ADRN have extensive global expertise and knowledge around protecting and using data for research. This helps the ADRN collaborate and develop best practice across the world, whilst improving the knowledge of using secure data for research across the UK.


Read the ADRN blog.

Page last updated: 17/08/2017