New and emerging datasets
This year has seen a number of developments for ADR UK datasets across the partnership, including newly-available datasets for public good research; emerging datasets that will soon be available; and new updates to existing datasets. Read on to find out more.
Data First - England & Wales
Data First is an ambitious data linking, academic engagement and research programme led by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), and part of the ADR England portfolio. Since 2019, Data First has shared nine research-ready datasets, created new data linkages, and worked alongside academic partners to deliver impactful research for policy.
ECHILD links de-identified health, education and children’s social care data, and has been made available via a sublicense agreement with University College London (UCL). It is the result of a partnership between UCL, the Department for Education, NHS England, the Office for National Statistics and ADR UK.
Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) is a world-leading dataset created by the Department for Education. It contains de-identified information on the characteristics, education, employment, benefits, and earnings of people in Britain. The dataset is a unique source of information, with the potential to provide transformative insight and evidence on the longer-term labour market outcomes and educational pathways of (currently) around 38 million individuals.
Business Data for Research - Northern Ireland
The Business Data for Research (BDR) database is an ADR Northern Ireland initiative involving a collaboration between the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) and the Department for the Economy. An enhanced version of the database is due to launch in autumn 2023. The initiative aims to make de-identified NISRA trade and business data available for research in support of governmental research and policy priorities.
Education Outcomes Linkage - Northern Ireland
The Education Outcomes Linkage flagship dataset is newly available this year. An ADR Northern Ireland initiative launched in March 2023, it involves a collaboration between NISRA, the Department of Education and the Department for the Economy. The project has developed the foundation of a Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) database for Northern Ireland. LEO was developed by the Department for Education, England and is a dataset which connects individuals’ education data with their earnings, benefits and tax data.
Nursing and Midwifery Registrant Data - UK
Nursing and Midwifery Council Registrant Data is an emerging UK-wide dataset led by ADR Scotland. By utilising registrant data, collected by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as part of their regulatory duties, ADR Scotland hopes to contribute to and enhance the evidence base to support nurses and midwives.
Farm Structure Survey - Scotland
As part of the Administrative Data | Agricultural Research Collection project, which aims to use data linkage to unlock the power of agricultural data, ADR Scotland has been working to make Scotland’s Farm Structure Survey available for research. This will be part of a suite of datasets which aim to better understand farm households and businesses and help to enhance the wellbeing of farmers and their families. This is the first time that agricultural data has been linked to census, education and health data.
ONS Census 2021 - England & Wales
The ONS Census 2021 data is now available in the SAIL Databank. This data is considered the definitive population source for England and Wales and can be used by itself or, subject to data owner approval, linked to a wide range of UK, England and devolved administration datasets for a wide variety of research.
Youth Endowment Fund - England
The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) is an independent charitable trust founded in March 2019 by the children’s charity Impetus, with a £200 million endowment and 10-year mandate from the Home Office. YEF enacts their mission – to find out what works to prevent children and young people from becoming involved in violence – by funding and evaluating interventions. They aim to put their knowledge into practice by equipping service leaders and policymakers with the best evidence.