ADR Scotland researchers present at international conference in Cardiff

Earlier this week, researchers from our centre joined colleagues from around the world at the 2019 Administrative Data Research Conference in Cardiff.

The 2019 conference was focused on the theme ‘Public Data for Public Good’, and organisers at the International Journal of Population Data Science said:

“The use of administrative data and the ability to link records at an individual level to produce empirically based insights, serves to effect positive change for public good through evidence based policy making. The increasing availability of government data for research is an important trend enabling population data science to penetrate deeper than ever before into social and economic issues. However, the use of these vast data resources is still in its infancy with considerable challenges to overcome. This year, the 4th International ADR Conference aimed to address such challenges towards lessening the gap between theory and practice.”

The conference shared presentations from dozens of speakers – researchers, data providers and beyond – on the topics of: Applied research; Case studies and concepts; Ethical, legal and social implications; Evidence to support policy making; and Methodological and analytical advances. Keynote speeches including addresses from Garry Coleman of NHS Digital, Rebecca Evans Welsh Government Minister for Finance, Leon Feinstein from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England and Wales, Matthew Whittaker of the Resolution Foundation, Betsy Stanko of the Ministry of Justice’s Data, Evidence and Science Board, and John Pullinger of the UK Statistics Authority.

Harriet Barker - Impact and Knowledge Exchange Manager here at the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research – led a workshop exploring mechanisms to deliver and maximise impact with research, alongside colleagues from Wales and Northern Ireland. ADR Scotland colleagues Alessia Morris and David Grzybowski from the Scottish Government also presented their work on a new data research infrastructure for Scotland at the pre-conference workshop.

You can read abstracts of all the presentations from the conference on the website of the International Journal of Population Data Science. Those by researchers connected with our centre and ADR Scotland included:

This article was published on 12 Dec 2019