ADR UK funds major new data linkage projects to address vital policy questions
31 August 2022
ADR UK is delighted to announce the first series of projects to receive funding from our research-ready data and access call, an investment of over £3.8 million. Covering a diverse range of topics – from environment and health to growing old – these investments will help to fill gaps in evidence and address pressing policy needs.
Splink: Free software for probabilistic record linkage at scale
24 August 2022
In this blog, Ministry of Justice (MoJ) data scientist Robin Linacre introduces Splink, a free and open source software library for record linkage at scale that has now been downloaded over three million times. This software implements a best-practice approach, and has been developed as part of the Data First programme, ADR UK’s collaboration with MoJ.
Funding opportunity: Using linked justice system administrative data to evaluate the impact of justice services
8 August 2022
We are accepting applications for two Evaluation Fellows to carry out an ambitious 18-month project funded by the Cabinet Office’s Evaluation Accelerator Fund. his is a jointly led opportunity between the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
Feasibility of using linked dataset to evaluate early interventions to prevent violent crime
25 July 2022
In this blog, Dr Rosie Cornish of the University of Bristol describes the findings of her research. Her project team has been examining the feasibility of using the de-identified Ministry of Justice (MoJ)-Department for Education...
Funding opportunity coming soon: Using linked justice system administrative data to evaluate the impact of justice services
18 July 2022
ADR UK will soon open applications for two Evaluation Fellows to carry out an ambitious 18-month project. The Fellows will co-design and deliver evaluations to establish the effectiveness of interventions in the justice system using linked administrative data. This is a jointly led opportunity between the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).