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.
The Strategic Hub is funded directly by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) with a dedicated portion of the total £44 million initial investment in ADR UK, from July 2018 to March 2022. To find out more about how ADR UK is funded, see About Us.
ADR UK Projects
Data First: Harnessing the potential of linked administrative data for the justice system
6 March 2020
Data First is an ambitious data-linking programme led by MoJ that aims to harness the potential of the wealth of data by linking administrative datasets from across the justice system and beyond.
Wage and employment dynamics in Great Britain
27 January 2020
This data linkage project is bringing together data about employee earnings, UK businesses, and 2011 Census data to provide important new insights into the dynamics of earnings and employment in the UK.
The All Years Dataset: Linking children’s health and education data for England
27 January 2020
This data linkage project aims to create a research-ready dataset that links longitudinal education records for all children in England with their NHS hospitalisation records from 2001 onwards.
ADR UK News
First analysis of Growing Up in England dataset provides insight into educational attainment and household composition
30 July 2020
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published the first research output from the Growing Up in England (GUIE) project, enabled by ADR UK funding.
ADR UK comments on researcher call for improved data access
6 July 2020
Academics from across the UK have signed an open letter calling for improved access to health and other administrative data for research. Here is our response.
ADR UK enables vital research in response to Covid-19 crisis
3 July 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.
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.