ADR Scotland

ADR Scotland is linking administrative data sets and conducting research on a suite of critical issues in Scotland, from health and social care to lifelong wellbeing, and from poverty and fair work to building safer communities.

The Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research – hosted by the University of Edinburgh, but involving academic researchers from across Scotland – brings many years of experience in understanding administrative data sets and their analysis, a track-record of methodological innovation, and a strong independent stakeholder network.  

The Scottish Government brings proven experience in managing data-sharing and linkage projects, access to and understanding of policymakers in government, expertise in information governance and the application of the Digital Economy Act. It is committed to taking forward a programme of work to develop a new infrastructure to support administrative data research.

"Scotland is fortunate to have some of the best data in the world. Bringing this data together can help address complex social challenges and fill vital evidence gaps to systematically improve the lives of the people of Scotland, saving time, money and lives. I am very excited about the opportunity to play a key part in this UK-wide transformation programme revolutionising access to public sector data. My ambition is to build on our current high quality approach: enhancing support services for researchers to enable quicker access to a much broader datasets, whilst maintaining Scotland’s reputation for secure and ethical use of data."

Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician for the Scottish Government

ADR Scotland Partners

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