Terms & Conditions
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
ADR UK is made up of three national partnerships – ADR Scotland, ADR Wales, and ADR Northern Ireland – coordinated by a UK-wide Strategic Hub, and the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
ADR UK’s partners aim to be as open as possible in informing others how we conduct our business through our publications, our website and face-to-face discussions.
Requests for information should be directed to the relevant part of ADR UK. Information and contact details for our partners can be found at https://www.adruk.org/about-us/our-partnership/
ADR UK Strategic Hub
The Strategic Hub is a small core team which provides leadership to facilitate the effective data acquisition, promote impact and create wider recognition of the potential benefits of research using administrative data. The Hub is based at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Requesting Information from the Strategic Hub
The leadership and coordination of ADR UK is carried out by ESRC. As a part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), ESRC uses UKRI’s Publication Scheme, which outlines the information we routinely publish about ADR UK 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) and Data Protection Act 2018 gives you the right to see personal information we hold about you.
ESRC does not process any personal data for the research purposes of ADR UK. All processing of personal data for research purposes is carried out in the research data centres of our partners. Information and contact details for our partners can be found at https://www.adruk.org/about-us/our-partnership/
If you have a general enquiry about the work of the ADR UK then you can email us at email@example.com.
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 UKRI’s 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. If the information you are seeking is held by one of our partners, we will inform you and them to ensure your request is actioned promptly.
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:
Freedom of Information Officer
UK Research and Innovation
North Star Avenue
To make a request for your own personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018
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
North Star Avenue
For further information, see the UKRI Data Protection Policy (PDF, 81KB).
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 Information Governance
UK Research and Innovation
North Star Avenue
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
Tel: 0303 123 1113
Details of how to take your complaint further can be found on the Information Commissioner's Office website