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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.

Before you are allowed to access any data in our secure environments, you will be required to complete our Safe Users of Research data Environment Training - also known as SURE training.

This training course is designed to help you understand the sensitivities around using administrative data, how to handle sensitive data safely, lawfully and responsibly.

The course takes one day, and you will need to complete a test at the end of it. You will only be able to access data after you pass the test.

Training is organised by one of our Administrative Data Research Centres. It was developed together with the UK Data Service and the Office for National Statistics.

It includes face-to-face training on:

  • the legislation relating to administrative data
  • data security and researchers’ responsibilities
  • the penalties for data breaches

To register interest in attending SURE training with ADRC-S, please visit this page.

Page last updated: 11/01/2018