Administrative data for public good.

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Flagship datasets

Covering ADR UK’s eight core strategic research themes – from environment and health to growing old – our flagship datasets have the potential to unlock considerable public good by helping to fill evidence gaps and address pressing policy needs.

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Advancing data research

Publications & reports

Browse all the latest publications from across the ADR UK partnership. ADR UK annual reports can be found on our dedicated microsite

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Impact case studies

Explore the impact of ADR UK and other administrative data research conducted by our partners.

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Spotlight on...

Featured resource: Getting started with administrative data  

Administrative data is an invaluable resource for public good, but what is it? And what makes it different from other types of data? If you are interested to learn more, this page points to existing introductory courses (self-led and instructor-led). There are also publications to add to your reading list. 

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Dataset of the month: Looked After Children Longitudinal Dataset - Scotland

This dataset brings together data of care placements and the legal basis for children being in the care of local authorities across Scotland. This enables understanding of changes in the patterns of care over time and geography, and the relationship with children’s characteristics including ethnicity, disability, and religion. Information on the type of accommodation for the young person at the end of their episode of care is also provided. 

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