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
ADR UK Research Fellows: Grading and Admissions Data for England
20 July 2022
ADR UK is funding a 12-month Research Fellowship to conduct analysis using the newly available Grading and Admissions Data for England (GRADE).
ADR UK Research Fellows: Ministry of Justice and the Department for Education linked datasets fellowships
16 December 2021
ADR UK is funding five 12-month Research Fellowships to conduct analysis using the Ministry of Justice (MoJ)-Department for Education (DfE) linked dataset to understand links between childhood characteristics, educational outcomes, and offending.
Improving data sharing and access with synthetic data
23 September 2021
This project, led by the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) and funded by ADR UK, is exploring whether and how synthetic data could aid cross-government data sharing for research.
ADR England News
Funding opportunity: Using linked justice system administrative data to evaluate the impact of justice services
8 August 2022
We are accepting applications for two Evaluation Fellows to carry out an ambitious 18-month project funded by the Cabinet Office’s Evaluation Accelerator Fund. his is a jointly led opportunity between the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
Feasibility of using linked dataset to evaluate early interventions to prevent violent crime
25 July 2022
In this blog, Dr Rosie Cornish of the University of Bristol describes the findings of her research. Her project team has been examining the feasibility of using the de-identified Ministry of Justice (MoJ)-Department for Education...
Funding opportunity coming soon: Using linked justice system administrative data to evaluate the impact of justice services
18 July 2022
ADR UK will soon open applications for two Evaluation Fellows to carry out an ambitious 18-month project. The Fellows will co-design and deliver evaluations to establish the effectiveness of interventions in the justice system using linked administrative data. This is a jointly led opportunity between the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
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.