ADR Wales

ADR Wales unites specialists in each field from Population Data Science at Swansea University and the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD) at Cardiff University with statisticians, economists and social researchers from Welsh Government. The cutting-edge data analysis techniques and research excellence developed, along with the world-renowned SAIL Databank, allow the delivery of robust, secure and informative research.

The data linked and analysed by ADR Wales aims to address the priority areas for action in Wales, as identified in the Welsh Government’s Programme for Government. Early years, education, housing, social care, social justice, mental health, health and wellbeing, climate change, skills and employment and major societal challenges are at the centre of the partnership’s work.

For more information on ADR Wales projects, visit the ADR Wales website or browse the ADR Wales project list.


The Strategy

ADR Wales’ 2022 – 2026 Strategy recognises the team’s expertise, builds on existing relationships and imparts lessons learned to best support policy and practice in Wales and across the UK.

Visit the ADR Wales strategy

How is it funded?

ADR Wales is funded directly by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) with a dedicated portion of the total investment in ADR UK, currently until March 2026. To find out more about how ADR UK is funded, see About Us. Further details of the grants awarded to Welsh Government and Swansea University can be seen on UK Research & Innovation (UKRI)’s Gateway to Research platform.


ADR Wales datasets

The ADR UK data catalogue makes it easier to discover the growing collection of administrative datasets available for public-good research. Browse datasets from ADR Wales.

Explore the datasets available