Online training


Online training
BYO computer, your house, your address


24 Apr 2023


10:00 am - 11:30 am

Introduction to the UK’s linked administrative data resources workshop

This training is open to all ESRC and non-ESRC funded PhD and MA Social Research students within the WRDTP’s seven partner universities. PGRs from all seven interdisciplinary Pathways are welcome to attend.

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 (TREs).


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. Administrative Data Research UK (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 made to provide support for researchers to use it through the development of discoverable metadata and resources, as well as 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.


1. Introduction to administrative data, ADR UK, and overview of linked administrative data available (Balint Stewart, ADR UK) (20mins + 10mins Q&A) ​

  • a brief introduction to administrative data, data linkage, and the ADR UK partnership including its network of trusted research environments.
  • An overview of ADR UK ‘flagship’ data linkages will also be provided, together with information about resources and funding ADR UK are making available to support their use.

2. How to access linked administrative data (Natasha Kong – UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) (20mins + 10mins Q&A) ​

3. Case study using the Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset (Oliver Anderson, DfE): “Post 16 education and labour market activities, outcomes and pathways” (20mins + 10mins Q&A) ​

This training session will be delivered online – a link to the training course will be provided to delegates closer to the event.
This session will be recorded and uploaded to the VIRE after the event.