Contact us

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

  • Address: Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research, Bayes Centre, 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT.
  • Phone: +44 (0)131 651 7847 (Please note that during the pandemic we are working from home, so please contact us by email)
  • Email:
  • Twitter: @scadr_data

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

  • By car: The 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 Central Area is located on the south side of the city centre and is extremely well served by bus.
  • By bike: Cycling is a cheap, quick and healthy way to get around. 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 post-pandemic 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 Colette McColl.