Administrative Data Research Network

The Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) is a UK-wide partnership between universities, government departments and agencies, national statistics authorities, funders and the wider research community.

We help trusted researchers carry out social and economic research on administrative data - information that is routinely collected by government organisations.

We will ensure that all personal information is removed.

An Independent Approvals Panel will thoroughly check both the research proposals and the researchers themselves before allowing them to access the data.

The ADRN, in turn, will provide a safe environment for the researcher to work in. Before any findings can be published, we will do a final check to make sure all our principles are respected.

Project website


  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Grant amount


Manchester people

  • Mark Elliot
  • Elaine Mackey