This session introduced the work of the Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) and within it, the Administrative Data Research Centre Wales (ADRC-W). Delegates heared about the work of the ADRN and an overview of some of the projects undertaken within ADRC Wales that are using de-identified, linked administrative data. Delegates also heared about the process of applying to the ADRN to access data for research, with helpful advice and a Q&A session on how to prepare and submit successful applications to the Network.
The core aim of the ADRN was to enable social and economic research by facilitating access to and linkage of de-identified administrative data for accredited researchers in the UK.
During this free event, guests heared from a range of representatives from the ADRN and ADRC Wales about how the Network operates, how it can enable researchers to access de-identified, linked administrative data for research purposes and a useful step by step guide for researchers looking to work with the Network.
Participants at all levels – from graduate students to senior faculty – gained a better understanding of how to prepare successful research applications as well as gain an increased awareness of what the ADRN is and the ways it can assist researchers to unlock the potential of research using administrative data.
- Provided an overview of the ADRN and ADRC Wales
- Outlined the assistance that the Network can provide to researchers who are looking to access de-identified, linked administrative data for research purposes
- Gave examples of the types of linked data that can be made available through the ADRN/ADRC Wales and examples of work already being undertaken
- Provided a step by step guide on how to apply to work with the Network