ADR UK event showcases potential of linked public sector data for informing policy
17 December 2020
The ADR UK Strategic Hub held its first Showcase Event on 9 December 2020, presenting several flagship Hub-funded projects in partnership with government and academia.
The event covered three key themes – Crime & Justice, the UK Economy and Children’s Outcomes – and encompassed presentations on five Hub-funded projects with huge potential for public good:
- David Dawson, External Data Linkage Lead, Ministry of Justice, spoke about the importance of the Data First programme
- Dr Rosie Cornish, University of Bristol, discussed the potential of the Ministry of Justice-Department for Education linked dataset for evaluating violence interventions
- Professor Felix Ritchie, University of the West of England, explained the potential of the Wage & Employment Dynamics project for informing policy
- Professor Morag Treanor and Fiona Mitchell from the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research spoke about the benefits of the Understanding Children’s Lives and Outcomes in Scotland project
- Dr Alex Sutherland, Chief Scientist and Director of Research and Evaluation at the Behavioral Insights Team, discussed longitudinal follow-ups of randomised control trials in education: a test-case for ADR UK
The event drew interest from within government, academia and the third sector and was attended by over 130 representatives from across the UK and overseas interested in learning about the potential of administrative data for informing policy.
If you missed the event, you can catch up with all of the presentations in this playlist on the ADR UK YouTube channel.
Keep an eye on the Events page for further opportunities to hear about the potential of linked public sector data for policy-relevant research in the new year.