Why we’re exploring the potential of synthetic data to support public-good research
27 February 2023
In this blog, ADR UK Research Manager Balint Stewart sets out why we are funding a grant holder to explore the use and potential of synthetic data. Synthetic data mimics the structure and characteristics of real dataset, without containing any information about real people. This is a powerful tool in widening the use of administrative data for public good research, while protecting the security of public data.
Using linked data to evaluate special educational needs provision and offending risk
20 January 2023
Dr Alice Wickersham is an ADR UK Research Fellow exploring associations between school performance trajectories and offending behaviour. In this blog, she shares some opportunities and challenges around the potential for target trial emulation in this area of research. This involves applying design principles from randomised controlled trials to the analysis of observational datasets.
Reflections on organising the 2022 International Population Data Linkage Network Conference
15 December 2022
In this blog, ADR UK Director Dr Emma Gordon and ADR Scotland Co-Director Professor Chris Dibben discuss and reflect on their experience of planning the 2022 International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) Conference.
Celebrating public engagement: Highlights from ADR Wales
14 December 2022
Lynsey Cross, Public Engagement Officer for ADR Wales partner, the SAIL Databank, discusses public engagement work from ADR Wales to mark one year since the publication of the ADR UK Public Engagement Strategy.
IPDLN 2022: Insights from Professor Katie Harron
7 December 2022
ADR UK spoke to Katie Harron, Professor of Statistics and Health Data Science at University College London’s Institute of Child Health and one of the researchers responsible for the ECHILD project, at the 2022 International Population Data Linkage (IPDLN) Conference.