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Administrative Data Research Centre (ADRC)



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




Together these formed an Administrative Data Research Network which benefited from a grants package totalling approximately £34 million.

The core aim of the ADRN was 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 was 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 partnered with ESRC in funding the ADRC in Northern Ireland. (HSC R&D contribution was £750K over 5 years)