This workshop will introduce delegates to the wealth of linked administrative datasets that are available for researchers to access through ADR UK’s partner trusted research environments. Participants will learn about the datasets themselves, how to access them, and what other resources are available to support their use, including funding. It will showcase opportunities for cross-cutting research using these linked datasets, including a case study from a researcher to illustrate the research potential of this kind of data.
Administrative data is collected when people interact with public services, such as such as schools and colleges, the NHS, the courts, and the benefits system. When these data are linked, they can provide powerful insights for research that can inform policy to improve people’s lives. ADR UK was formed in 2018 to support the opening-up and linkage of government-held administrative data for research for the public good. In addition to making available lots of exciting new, national-level linked datasets, much progress has been to provide support for researchers to use it through the development of discoverable metadata, resources, and research funding. ADR UK is continuing to develop its training and capacity building activities to further support the use of these datasets through, for example, the commissioning of training on how to use these large and often complex datasets.
12pm – 12.30pm: Introduction to administrative data, Administrative Data Research UK, and overview of linked administrative data available (Balint Stewart, ADR UK):
12.30pm- 1pm: Accessing data for research in DEA-accredited trusted research environments (Natasha Kong, UK Statistics Authority)
1pm -1.30pm:Linked administrative data research case study (Prof. Lindsey Macmillan, UCL): Is it all about school? Intergenerational income mobility in England and the importance of education (Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset).
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