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
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.
Shaping and testing the GUIE dataset: Roma, Gypsy and Traveller children case study
22 June 2020
This project aims to shape, test and demonstrate the value of the newly linked Growing Up in England (GUIE) dataset in addressing data gaps and building up new quantitative evidence with a focus on Roma, Gypsy and Traveller (RGT) children and young people.
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.
ADR UK News
Report analyses research use of UK administrative data
17 September 2020
This is an overview of the newly published analysis of research publications using UK administrative data by Alex Hulkes, Strategic Lead for Insights at ESRC.
WDS, or WDS? Or WDS?: the challenges and benefits of research publication tracking
17 September 2020
Alex Hulkes, Strategic Lead for Insights at ESRC and author of a report on analysis on the use of administrative data, discusses the value and challenges of running such an analysis.
Funding opportunity: ADR UK welcomes applications for six-month magistrates’ and Crown Court data Research Fellowships
11 August 2020
ADR UK has launched an open call for applications for an initial six-month Research Fellowship scheme to conduct analysis using the magistrates’ and/or Crown Court datasets.
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.