Terms & Conditions

Website Terms of Use

This is the official website of ADR UK (“Administrative Data Research UK” or “we” or “us” or “our”). ADR UK is a partnership funded and led by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Your use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions (“Terms”). We may change these Terms by updating this page at any time and it is your responsibility to check you are still willing to be bound by them. 

Our liability

This website is for information purposes only. We make all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content is accurate and current. However, we cannot accept liability for any losses or damages which may arise from using or relying on information on this website. 

We believe the research we support is of high quality and we support peer review of all research outputs generated by grant holders. However, we are not liable in relation to any conclusions that might be drawn or actions that might be taken on the basis of research we fund, including preliminary findings of research that might be altered during peer review. 

Acceptable use

You may not use the website or any information it contains in any way that: 

  • disrupts the normal working of the website 

  • infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, other proprietary rights, or rights of publicity or privacy in any way 

  • is illegal or otherwise unlawful 

  • has not been requested, including un-solicited bulk email or spamming 

  • is libellous, abusive, menacing or offensive or may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person 

  • is obscene, vulgar, pornographic or is otherwise against public policy 

  • facilitates the transmission of any virus or other material that could potentially damage the website, and any computers or internet services that are connected to it. 

You must not attempt to interfere with the website or its workings. In particular, you must not try to break security, tamper with, hack into, or otherwise disrupt any computer system, server, website, router, or any other device. 

If we become aware of any violation of these terms, we reserve the right to take action to stop the violation. This may include removing information, suspending or removing a user, and providing relevant information to external bodies where required by law or regulation. 

We have no obligation to monitor or censor any information that users store within, or transmit through, the website. We are not responsible for any injury, damage, or offence that results from such storage and transmission of information. 

Intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying ADR UK, are subject to Copyright. Copying of our logos and/or any other third-party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner. 

Requests for permission to use our logo should be directed to press@adruk.org 

Except as permitted for academic, personal or other non-commercial purposes, users must not reprint or electronically reproduce from the ADR UK website any document, graphic or image in whole or in part without the prior written permission of ADR UK, or in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. 

Linking to and from the website

You do not have to ask permission to link to pages hosted on our website. 

We have no control over the content of websites that we link to. We accept no responsibility for the content of other websites or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. 

Freedom of Information & Data Protection

ADR UK aims to be as open as possible in informing others how we conduct our business through our publications, our website and face-to-face discussions. As a part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), ADR UK uses UKRI’s Publication Scheme, which outlines the information we routinely publish and provides links to help you locate it. 

We are committed to openness, transparency, good record-keeping and effective communication in our handling of requests for information. All information will be made freely available unless there is a good reason not to do so, in line with relevant exemptions. Our website is developed with this goal in mind. 

  • The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 give you specific rights to obtain information about what we do and how we do. 

  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) (2016/679) gives you the right to see personal information we hold about you. 

To make a request under the Freedom of Information Act or the Environmental Information Regulations

We aim to make information widely available primarily through our publications, our website and through communications with our staff. A UKRI Publication Scheme, which will be used by ADR UK, to help you locate and access information, is currently under development. You can also check our Freedom of Information disclosure log where we publish our responses to the requests we receive. If you are interested in information on the research we support, this can be found in Gateway to Research

If the information you are interested in cannot be accessed through our website you can make a request in writing. To help us to locate the information please outline your request as clearly as possible, providing any relevant dates, organisations or names, and tell us if you would like to receive the information, either in hard copy or in electronic format. 

We aim to provide as much information as possible free of charge although we reserve the right to charge fees in accordance the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulation 2004. 

Please email or write to us: 

Paul Jackson 
Polaris House 
North Star Avenue 
SN2 1FL 

Or email 


To make a request for your own personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation 

To help us to locate the information please outline your request as clearly as possible, providing any relevant dates, organisations or names, and tell us if you would like to receive the information, either in hard copy or in electronic format. Please email or write to us: 

Data Protection Officer 
UK Research and Innovation 
Polaris House 
Swindon, SN2 1FL 

Email: dataprotection@ukri.org 

For further information, see the UKRI Data Protection Policy (PDF, 81KB)

General enquiries 

If you have a general enquiry about the work of the ADR UK then you can email us at hub@adruk.org.

Records management

As part of a public records body, ADR UK recognises records management as an essential corporate function to support effectiveness and public accountability. 

For further information, see the UKRI Records Management Policy (PDF, 355KB)

ADR UK records are defined as information created, received, and maintained as evidence and information by ADR UK or its employees, in pursuance of legal obligations or in the transaction of business. UKRI, as the new legal entity of which ADR UK is a part, is a Public Records Body

Appeal against non-disclosure

If you have made a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act, General Data Protection Regulation or the Environmental Information Regulations and you are not satisfied with the way we dealt with it, you may appeal in the first instance to UK Research and Innovation FOI complaints: 

Head of Governance 
UK Research and Innovation 
Polaris House 
North Star Avenue 
SN2 1FL 


Please write to us giving as much detail as you can about your complaint. We will acknowledge your letter immediately and tell you how long we will take to deal with it. We will then investigate your complaint fully and fairly and send you a swift and complete response. We will also consider your complaint when reviewing how we can improve our services. 

If you are not satisfied with our response you may contact the Information Commissioner for a decision: 

Information Commissioner's Office 
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 
SK9 5AF 

Tel: 0303 123 1113 

Details of how to take your complaint further can be found on the Information Commissioner's Office website. 

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