Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research 2022
  During the pilot phase of ADR UK the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR) has, together with
partners in the Scottish Government, delivered a series of policy-relevant projects based on the linking of novel sets of
administrative data. In the next phase of ADR UK we aim to work with government to deliver a programme of impactful
research in strategically important policy areas which demonstrates the value of investment in administrative data
infrastructure, and to act as a centre for methodological, intellectual and policy innovation.
Our five policy-critical research strands are:
- Housing, Health and Welfare, which responds to the Scottish Government's key themes of inclusive growth, health and
equality and will access new data to look at the interaction of health and labour market, and wealth and housing.
- Health and Social care, which will have a focus on end of life care (supporting the government manifesto commitment to
develop a palliative end of life care strategy) and, drawing on new data, examine the dynamics of the nursing workforce.
- Community Safety and Equality will examine how to improve safety and equality across communities by linking data from
law enforcement, justice and health. Studies will examine frequent and overlapping user demand for public services and
provide insights on complex problems such as violence, problem drug use and rising crime.
- Children's Lives and Outcomes will focus on three areas: (1) the scarring effect of COVID-19 on aspects of young
people's progress, (2) deepening the understanding the attainment gap and (3) support the data needs resulting from
government policies such as the incorporation of the UNCRC into Scots Law.
- Lifelong Health and Wellbeing aims to provide evidence in support of Public Health Scotland's 'Fairer, healthier Scotland
strategic framework', designing projects that explore how different factors can impact on people's lives and health as they
age and identify interventions and policy areas that will help reduce health inequalities.
A cross-cutting research theme will address issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences for society.
This will continue to explore longer term outcomes and recovery and will be expanded to include any further emerging
priorities over the next four years

  • Start Date:

    1 April 2022

  • End Date:

    31 March 2026

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Economic and Social Research Council

  • Value:


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