The Administrative Data Research Centre – Scotland (ADRC-S) is part of the ESRC’s Administrative Data Research Network, which provides accredited researchers with secure access to linked, de-identified administrative data in safe settings from its headquarters based at the Edinburgh Bioquarter.
As part of the ADRC-S’s commitment to improving accessibility to its service for researchers, new safe settings have been established at:
• The University of Glasgow
• The University of Dundee
• The University of Aberdeen
• The University of St Andrews.
Each safe setting consists of a secure room, a dedicated desk and staff to support researchers in their use of each safe setting.
The new safe settings enable access in the same secure way to research project datasets as those based at the Edinburgh Bioquarter. The key benefit of the ADRC-S Regional Safe Settings for researchers is that it provides the opportunity to access their project data locally. It is also anticipated that there will be greater demand and applications for research projects through the ADRC-S as a result of these additional safe settings
The ADRC-S also has expertise in the theory, methods and policy of linking records for secondary uses and includes public engagement, ethics, information governance and law, linking and analysing large datasets, geocoding, natural language processing, machine learning and crime, criminal justice, education and social
For more information on how to access data through the ADRC-S for research projects, please contact 0131 658 5344 or visit the ADRC-S website.