International Conference on Administrative Data Research 2019

09/12/2019 - 11/12/2019

Category: ADR Wales

The use of administrative data and the ability to link records at an individual level to produce empirically based insights, serves to effect positive change for public good through evidence-based policy making. The increasing availability of government data for research is an important trend enabling population data science to penetrate deeper than ever before into social and economic issues. However, the use of these vast data resources is still in its infancy with considerable challenges to overcome. This year, the 4th International ADR Conference aims to address such challenges towards lessening the gap between theory and practice.

This year’s ADR Conference speakers include:

  • John Pullinger: the National Statistician, Head of the Government Statistical Service (GSS) and Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority
  • Rebecca Evans: the Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, Welsh Government
  • Leon Feinstein: Director of Evidence, Office of the Children’s Commissioner
  • Professor Kerina Jones: Professor of Population Data Science, Swansea University
  • Betsy Stanko: Chair, Ministry of Justice's Data, Evidence and Science Board
  • Stefaan Verhulst: Co-founder and Chief Research and Development Officer, GovLab
  • Matthew Whittaker: Deputy Director, Research Foundation

The conference programme includes a range of presentations across the following topic areas to share new knowledge, generate discussion and promote collaboration opportunities:

  • Applied research: work that has contributed new knowledge, using data linkage or population data sciences approaches. Research that is either complete or will have significant findings by the conference date.
  • Case studies and concepts: research study protocols; local/case-specific technical developments; proof of concept studies; concept dictionaries; data resource descriptions; capacity building.
  • Ethical, Legal and Social Implications: regulatory and governance challenges and solutions; confidentiality; data security; public and other stakeholder engagement; ethical issues; social acceptability.
  • Evidence to support policy making: work generating evidence to inform policy making; engaging with policy makers; demonstrating and measuring impact.
  • Methodological and analytical advances: dealing with large scale, complex and messy data; data linkage and quality; emerging data types; data visualisation; and data interoperability.

You can see the full programme on the ADR 2019 website, as well as the abstracts accepted for presentation.

Find out more and register on the ADR 2019 website.


When: 9-11 December 2019

Where: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff, CF10 3ER

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