Our public panel

Our public panel exists to help inform our research and the use of administrative data in Scotland and to keep public good at the heart of what we do.

The panel consists of members of the public from across Scotland with different backgrounds and lived experience of a range of issues that are touched on in our research. They help our researchers and partners understand the views the public hold about the use of administrative data for research and how to best communicate what we do to a wider audience.

Following on from a successful previous panel in earlier funding, the latest panel was established in 2019. The role of our public panel includes:

  • Discussing proposals for research 
  • Advising on issues including data protection, public trust and acceptability 
  • Helping us to communicate our work in a clear and accessible manner
  • Informing further public engagement and our approach

The panel is coordinated by the team at the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research, but functions as a forum for discussion about issues and plans from partners involved in ADR Scotland and the Scottish data linkage research community more broadly. Please read our Terms of Reference and Panel Role Description below for more information.

Please contact us to find out more or if you are interested in being part of our panel.