Our public panel

Our public panel exists to help keep research and the use of administrative data in Scotland focused on the public good: improving policies, services and lives.

The panel are members of the public from across Scotland, from a range of different backgrounds and with lived experience of a range of issues that can be touched on in our research. They help our researchers - and the policy makers we work with - understand the views the public hold about the use of administrative data for research.

Set up in 2019, the public panel explores the issues and ethics around the future of administrative data, research, and how it can inform government policy. Members also provide advice on how the broader public can be engaged in these issues more effectively. Read our panel Terms of reference and Panel role description below for more information.

The panel is coordinated by the team here at the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research, but is a forum for discussion about issues and plans from partners involved in ADR Scotland  (Administrative Data Research Scotland) and beyond.

We are always looking for new panel members, so please contact us to find out more or register your interest in becoming a panel member.