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.
Strategic Hub Projects
The personal cost of health conditions in childhood
17 February 2021
ADR UK is funding the creation of an information governance framework for the linking of disease-specific health datasets to administrative school and university data for England and Wales.
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 the prosperity and wellbeing of farm households
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.
Strategic Hub News
We're hiring: Communications & Events Officer, ADR UK Strategic Hub
25 February 2021
The ADR UK Strategic Hub, based within the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), is hiring a part-time Communications & Events Office. Applications close 14 March 2021.
ADR UK funds research to understand experiences of people with EU Pre-Settled and Settled Status
24 February 2021
ADR UK has today announced a grant of £177,053 to help better understand the needs and experiences of people in Wales who have European Union Pre-Settled and Settled Status.
We're hiring: Project Manager, ADR UK Strategic Hub
19 February 2021
The ADR UK Strategic Hub, based within the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) is hiring a Project Manager. Applications close 3 March 2021.
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.