ADR Scotland Strategy 2022-2026
This strategy sets out the mission, strategic goals and objectives of ADR Scotland, part of the ADR UK partnership.
ADR UK responds to the ICO's call for views: anonymisation, pseudonymisation and privacy enhancing technologies guidance (chapters 1-3)
In this response to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)'s call for views, we discussed the use of different terms, accessibility, and the importance of protecting the value of data for research in the public interest.
Data Insights: Occupation and Covid-19 deaths: Scotland in a comparative perspective (December 2021)
In this Data Insight, ADR Scotland explores how Covid-19 mortality rates vary by occupation for women and men in Scotland in the period between 1 March 2020 and 31 January 2021. Using a national novel linked data collection, we contrast preliminary results for Scotland with those from a similar linked data study for England.
ADR UK response to ICO call for views: anonymisation, pseudonymisation and privacy enhancing technologies guidance
In this response from ADR UK regarding the ICO call for views: anonymisation, pseudonymisation and privacy enhancing technologies guidance, we have discussed the complexity of anonymisation, the uses of functional anonymisation, and the relations to other guidance.
ADR UK response to NDS Data: a new direction consultation
The ADR UK partnership has responded to the NDS ‘Data: a new direction’ consultation. We discussed the importance of public engagement, of discussing the public good arising from data linkage, and the importance of functional anonymization.
Data Insights: Automatic coding of occupations: Methods to create the Scottish Historic Population Database (SHPD) (November 2021)
This Data Insight from ADR Scotland describes the work of the Digitising Scotland project, which digitised 25.8 million Scottish civil registration vital events records, including digitising birth, marriages and deaths, from when records began in 1855 until 1973.
ADR UK Training and Capacity Building Strategy, 2021-26
The new ADR UK Training and Capacity Building Strategy sets out five routes to help researchers to understand the potential of administrative data, to help them to access it and to train them to use it.
ADR UK Annual Report 2020-21
In our third year of operation, we have continued to strengthen partnerships between academia and government, reached several important milestones with our projects, and secured funding to continue our work on data linkage until 2026. Read our 2020-21 Annual Report to find out more.