Skills and resources to use administrative data
Researchers at all stages of their career using administrative data will require a range of different skills. These depend on what they plan to do, the software they have access to, and who they have around them to help. This section provides materials to guide researchers towards relevant skills, methodologies, and other aspects to consider. These materials will support their work and boost its impact.
The Learning Hub will be updated as new content becomes available. If you notice gaps in the information and resources, please get in touch.
Please note that training courses and resources specific to a dataset can be found in the Flagship datasets section. Providers of introductory courses to administrative data are listed under Getting started with administrative data.
Accessing data for research
This page provides information on the Digital Economy Act 2017, and links to different training courses that will help you become accredited.
Understanding data linkage
This page provides a summary of the challenges of data linkage and signposts researchers to resources and training on data linkage.
Bias in administrative data and in linked data
This page introduces different types of bias in administrative data and linked data, and how bias adversely affects data analysis.
This section contains content on coding skills, writing and sharing code, considering code quality, and good code citation.
Writing a good funding application
This page provides helpful guidance on applying for research funding.
Public engagement in practice
This section details all you need to know when starting out in public engagement. It includes a break down of ADR UK's public engagement objectives, principles to follow, guidelines on how to involve the public in your research, and stories of public engagement.
This page highlights internships, placements, and learning opportunities for researchers interested in administrative data. Employers and others with relevant opportunities can contact ADR UK to receive support with promotion and matching.
References and further reading
This page signposts to relevant resources and training.