ADR England is a portfolio of data linking and research projects, delivered by an array of academic and government partners to provide policy-relevant insights using data held by UK Government departments and public bodies.
The geographic scope of ADR England projects varies depending on the data holder, but is typically England-only, England and Wales, Great Britain or UK-wide. ADR England also provides a home for projects analysing data within or across English regions and local authorities.
Research partners delivering projects within the ADR England portfolio so far include UCL, the University of the West of England, the University of Liverpool, and more. Data holders include the Ministry of Justice, Department for Education, NHS Digital, and more.
Data for ADR England projects is accessed by accredited researchers via the Office for National Statistics’ Secure Research Service. With the roll out of remote data access infrastructure, including the SafePod Network and Assured Organisational Connectivity, ADR England researchers can be based throughout both England and the rest of the UK.
ADR England formalises the model of working with UK Government departments and public bodies successfully developed during the ADR UK pilot phase (2018-21), and is being delivered as part of the current phase of the ADR UK programme alongside the established ADR Wales, ADR Scotland and ADR Northern Ireland.
The ADR England portfolio is commissioned and managed by the ADR UK Strategic Hub team embedded within ADR UK’s funder, the Economic and Social Research Council. Projects are commissioned in line with the ADR England Strategy, which prioritises research for public good that cuts across traditional policy boundaries.
ADR England projects currently total over £6 million of investment, and are funded directly from ADR UK’s Strategic Research Fund, administered by the ADR UK Strategic Hub. To find out more about how ADR UK is funded, see About Us. Further details of individual ADR England project grants can be found on UK Research and Innovation’s Gateway to Research platform.
ADR England Projects
Education Policy and Youth Crime in England
19 May 2021
The Education Policy and Youth Crime in England project is an initiative led by researchers at LSE, and funded by ADR UK, to use linked administrative data to improve understanding of the relationship between education policy and youth crime.
Understanding the Impact of Educational Interventions Beyond Test Scores
16 March 2021
This project, being conducted by the Behavioural Insights Team and funded by ADR UK, will use linked data to establish whether programmes intended to boost children’s educational attainment also have a positive impact on other related outcomes.
Local Data Spaces: Helping Local Authorities tackle the Covid-19 pandemic
26 February 2021
ADR UK is funding an initiative to help local authorities across England harness crucial data in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
ADR England News
Ethnic Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System
3 August 2021
ADR UK Research Fellow Kitty Lymperopoulou discusses how her work will generate new evidence on the extent and drivers of ethnic inequalities in the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales.
What do we know about serious and organised crime and how effective is our response to it? Generating new insights using criminal courts data
26 July 2021
ADR UK Research Fellow Tim McSweeney, describes how he is using data made available via the Data First programme to examine the nature, extent and outcomes of serious and organised crime.
ADR UK projects continue to inform UK’s Covid-19 response
19 July 2021
Administrative data research facilitated by ADR UK partners has been crucial in informing UK and devolved government responses to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Expressions of Interest
Data holders and researchers who would like to express an interest in funding for new ‘research-ready’ data linkage projects as part of ADR England can do so via our funding opportunities page. Data holders and researchers who would like to express an interest in funding for new ‘research-ready’ data linkage projects as part of ADR England can do so via our funding opportunities page.