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Administrative Data Research Centre Wales

The Administrative Data Research Centre Wales (ADRC Wales) is a collaborative venture with Swansea University.

The Centre is part of the Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN). The Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) has been created to make the vast amount of information collected by different government departments and agencies available for academic research.

This information, held by the government, is generally referred to as administrative data. It contains a wealth of information about our society. Social researchers can use it to analyse the impact of government policies, or find new explanations for what happens in our everyday lives.

The ADRN wants to help academic researchers have access to this information, while making sure the data collections are safe and de-personalised.

ADRC Wales provides support and facilities for researchers to carry out analysis using administrative data. The centre has access facilities based at both Cardiff and Swansea Universities.


  • Cardiff University
  • Swansea University
  • Bristol University
  • Economic and Social Research Council.

Further information

Further information can be found on the ADRN webiste.