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ADRN Research Conference

Date(s) - 02/06/2016 - 03/06/2016
All Day

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Our Big Data Network Partner, the ADRN, will be hosting their research conference on 3 June 2016.

Access to administrative data for research is a positive public good. The de-identification and linking of these records, collected in the course of business by governmental and other bodies, creates a whole new potential for social and economic research and policy evaluation, which up until recently has remained largely unexplored.

The Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) is a UK-wide initiative, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in 2013, to facilitate access to linked de-identified administrative data for social and economic research aimed at benefiting society.┬áThe results from the Network’s earliest projects will be presented.


  • Sir Andrew Dilnot CBE is the Chair of the UK Statistics Authority and Warden of Nuffield College Oxford
  • Professor Andrew Morris is Chief Scientist at the Scottish Government Health Directorate, Director of the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, and Vice Principal of Data Science at the University of Edinburgh. He is also Director of the Farr Institute in Scotland, and Convenor of the UK Health Informatics Research Network.
  • Opening address by Professor Jane Elliott, Chief Executive of ESRC and Research Councils UK International Champion.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at policy makers, academics and researchers from the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, with interests in the re-use of administrative data to answer social and economic research questions.