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.
Funding opportunity: Operationalising the scaled production and sharing of synthetic data
27 February 2023
[NOW CLOSED] ADR UK and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are inviting applications from individuals or teams to explore the use and potential of synthetic data. The grant holder will evaluate the use of low-fidelity synthetic versions of datasets held securely within UK trusted research environments.
Funding opportunity: Policy Fellowships at No. 10
24 February 2023
[NOW CLOSED] As part of the UKRI policy fellowships 2023, ADR UK and ESRC are co-funding two Fellowships to join the No. 10 Data Science Team (10DS) this October and use administrative data for public good research.
Funding opportunity coming soon: Operationalising scaled production and sharing of synthetic data
8 February 2023
Applications will soon open for a single grant of up to £375,000 (full economic cost) to explore the use and potential of synthetic data. This funding opportunity is a joint initiative from the Economic and Social Research Council’s Data & Infrastructure Programme and ADR UK.
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.