Occupation and Covid-19 deaths: Scotland in a comparative perspective
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)
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.
ADR UK Public Engagement Strategy, 2021-26
The cross-partnership Public Engagement Strategy for 2021-26, detailing ADR UK's vision, objectives and principles for public engagement, as well as key activities.
Data Insights: Analysing a season of death and excess mortality in Scotland’s past (June 2021)
This research describes the use of the Scottish Historic Population Platform (SHiPP) to investigate past disease outbreaks to find parallels and learn lessons that help us respond better.
Data Insights: Investigating the effects of class composition and class size on pupils’ attainment in Scottish primary schools (April 2021)
Researchers from ADR Scotland use data linkage to analyse the effects of composite classes and class size on pupils’ attainment in Scotland.
Data Insights: Using data to support law enforcement decision making around illegal drug parcels (February 2021)
This data Insight from ADR Scotland used data from the National Crime Agency on drug parcels intercepted en route to Scotland between 2011 and 2016 to identify what factors were most important in determining which parcels were used to conduct a controlled delivery.