ADR UK Strategic Hub
The ADR UK partnership is coordinated by a Strategic Hub based at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), with staff in London and Swindon. Headed by Dr Emma Gordon as director, the Hub is a small core team which provides strategic leadership to facilitate effective data acquisition, promote impact and create wider recognition of the potential benefits of research using administrative data.
As well as providing organisational leadership for the ADR UK partnership, the Strategic Hub manages a dedicated research budget for commissioning projects using administrative data in line with ADR UK’s research themes.
The Hub convenes and engages key stakeholders from government, academia and beyond to collaborate on shaping strategic priorities, delivering impactful research and promoting the benefits of using administrative data.
The Strategic Hub will also coordinate and lead public engagement activities at a UK level. These will aid us in developing and maintaining public understanding of the benefits associated with the use of administrative data for research. They will also help us to gauge public opinion regarding the use of administrative data in order to inform ADR UK’s work, to ensure it is in line with what’s important to people living in the UK and is conducted in a way the public is comfortable with.
To find out more about the Strategic Hub team, see our people.
ADR UK News
ADR UK 2018-19: Reflections on our first year
ADR UK has today published its first Annual Report, for the year 2018-19. In the past year we have established ourselves in the realm of administrative data research, seeing several key milestones and achievements along the way.
Key questions for children’s services: Identifying the gaps
In July, ADR UK, in collaboration with ONS and the Children's Commissioner, hosted a workshop with experts from a host of organisations to identify the key evidence gaps that research using linked administrative data about children can help to fill.
ADR UK welcomes new National Statistician
ADR UK has welcomed today’s (6 August 2019) appointment of the UK’s new National Statistician, Professor Sir Ian Diamond. Sir Ian will take up his role full time on 22 October 2019, succeeding John Pullinger, who retired at the end of June.
Find out more
If you are a UK data holder or policy maker interested in how ADR UK can help increase the utility of your data and support your decision making priorities, please get in touch with the Strategic Hub team.