Our impact

We aim to unlock the value of data routinely collected by government departments and other public bodies, so that it can be used to improve policies, services and lives.

We support and follow ADR UK’s approach to impact in order to maximise the value of administrative data access, linkage and research.

Our research is divided into core themes which address key societal challenges and align to Scotland’s National Performance Framework, as well as responding to emerging policy priorities such as Covid-19 response and recovery.

We work with a diverse range of stakeholders from Holyrood and Westminster, to local authorities and third sector organisations, in order to co-create and shape relevant research and contribute to evidence-based decision-making.

We maintain a meaningful dialogue with our stakeholders through advisory groups for specific research projects with representation from Government, charities, public bodies and the data community. We also host a variety of engagement events and ensure that our findings are shared through our Data Insights articles.

Please see our case studies below for examples of how our research has impacted policy and practice.

If you are interested in engaging in our research and would like to be involved, please get in touch.