Data can be accessed by accredited researchers for approved research projects that are in the public interest. ADR UK partners have rigorous safeguards in place to ensure data cannot be accessed by any unauthorised person, or for any reason other than research in the public benefit.
There are several different routes through which researchers can securely access administrative data.
The route you take depends on what data you want to access, where in the UK you want to access it from, and what existing accreditation you and your institution have for accessing data.
Data can be accessed:
- In one of our trusted research environments based in each of the four UK nations
- Via an approved, secure connection (Assured Organisational Connectivity) to a trusted research environment
- In one of a network of SafePods based at academic institutions around the UK
You can find out what data is available for research, and which routes it can be accessed through, in our Data Catalogues.