Contact us

The Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research is a multi-institutional centre, hosted at University of Edinburgh. We work with partners to analyse public sector data for the public good.

Find us

Our main office is on the second floor of the Bayes Centre, Central Campus (map). Post-pandemic we have adopted a hybrid model, so are not in the office full-time. Therefore, please contact us directly via email before visiting (find details on our About Us page).

On visiting us at the Bayes Centre, please come to the reception on the ground floor and you will be directed to our offices.

All of the Central Campus Area is within easy walking distance of the city centre, and it is also well served by other transport options.

  • By car: The university central area is located on the south side in the city centre. Traffic congestion can be a problem and parking is strictly controlled.
  • By bus: The area is extremely well served by bus services.
  • By train: Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station is a short walk away. 
  • By bike: There is a network of on and off road cycle routes in Edinburgh. Sheltered bike stands are available.

Bayes Centre - Desk Booking

The Bayes Centre have introduced a new desk booking system, allowing members to book and pay for the desks you require, when you need them. For further details please visit Bayes Centre Bookable Desks. To reserve a desk within the SCADR office, please email our Administration Office at