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 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.
The stars are aligned: why now is the perfect time for ADR UK
To mark the launch of the ADR UK (Administrative Data Research UK) website, Dr Emma Gordon, Director of the ADR UK Strategic Hub, discusses why this is exactly the right time for the partnership to gain traction.
Research initiative harnesses linked government data to improve children’s services
ADR UK has announced that it is working with the Office for National Statistics and the Department for Education to link and anonymise data from the 2011 Census with education data about England for research purposes.
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.