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 also coordinates and lead public engagement activities at a UK level. These aid us in developing and maintaining public understanding of the benefits associated with the use of administrative data for research. They 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.
In addition, the Strategic Hub manages a dedicated fund for commissioning projects using administrative data in line with ADR UK’s mission to enable better informed policy and practice that improves lives. Find out more on the Funding Opportunities page.
The Strategic Hub is funded directly by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) with a dedicated portion of the total £59 million investment in ADR UK, initially from July 2018 to March 2022. To find out more about how ADR UK is funded, see About Us.
ADR UK Projects
EU Settlement Scheme Data Linking Project
9 October 2020
The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) Data Linking Project is an ADR Wales initiative born out of the need to improve the evidence base on EU citizens in Wales who are part of the EU Settlement Scheme.
Administrative Data | Agricultural Research Collection: Enhancing productivity and the wellbeing of farmers
2 October 2020
ADR UK is working in partnership with a group of academic and government bodies to link de-identified data from across the UK to create the first UK-wide data platform focused on agriculture.
Homelessness Data England: Linking local authority data to evaluate homelessness policy
10 August 2020
This project aims to create a linked dataset of information about homelessness in England, to improve our understanding of its causes and impacts.
ADR UK News
Funding pathways available now for research using Covid-19 datasets
23 November 2020
There are now a number of Covid-19 datasets available in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Secure Research Service (SRS), with several funding pathways for research in the public interest.
ADR UK enables vital research in response to Covid-19 crisis
9 November 2020
ADR UK partners are playing an important role in enabling vital research in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, helping to mitigate immediate effects and assess longer-term impacts on society.
Investing for the future: ADR UK in the context of the Spending Review
19 October 2020
Dr Emma Gordon, ADR UK Director, sets out why the partnership is well placed to meet the priorities of the UK Government's Comphrensive Spending Review, as set out by the Chancellor in July.
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.