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Administrative Data Research Centre (ADRC)


The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has invested in four Administrative Data Research Centres (ADRC) and an Administrative Data Service (ADS).

These are:

Together these form the Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) and will benefit from a grants package totalling approximately £34 million.

The core aim of the ADRN is to provide access to de-identified administrative data routinely collected by government departments and facilitate linkage of this data, thereby stimulating opportunities for innovative research and policy-making.

The ADRN is a partnership between government departments, research funders, national statistical authorities and the research community, which will reach across the UK to facilitate research based upon linked, administrative data.

HSC R&D Division is partnering with ESRC in funding the ADRC in Northern Ireland. HSC R&D will contribute £750K over 5 years.

Further information can be found at: