NEWS - SCADR relocates to the Bayes Centre



As most of you are aware, SCADR is hosted by the University of Edinburgh, although our project leaders and researcher teams come from over five leading academic institutions across Scotland. 

After six years based in the Edinburgh BioQuarter, the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR) has a new home in the University of Edinburgh's Bayes Centre

SCADR has worked in partnership with the Bayes Centre since it opened in 2018. We have had a small ‘outpost’ office in the Bayes Centre building over the last two years, which has been advantageous for meetings, due to its central Edinburgh location.

Leaving BioQuarter is not without sadness and we will miss the close working relationship with our colleagues within eDRIS and the connections we have with the Usher Institute. We will continue to work closely and collaboratively with both organisations. However, the Bayes Centre is home to EPCC (another of our key ADR Scotland partners) and its central location will enable closer working with colleagues in the Scottish Government and provide a hub for visits from researchers across Scotland and the rest of the UK.

This new location also gives us the potential to make new links with organisations and projects that are part of the University of Edinburgh’s Data Driven Innovation (DDI) contribution to the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal. The Bayes Centre is the hub for Data Science & AI, and the Edinburgh Futures Institute (which will be based in the Old Infirmary building from 2022) will focus on the role of data in the public sector and key regional business sectors. 

In line with the Scottish Government roadmap and guidance for universities, we expect to be working from home until early 2021. Clearly this will delay SCADR staff setting-up of our new space, so sadly we will not be able to see many of the benefits of our new location until it is possible for us to work safely in the space we have in Bayes. We will be in touch to update you on developments. 

In the meantime, please continue to contact staff directly by their email or send any general enquiries to SCADR.

This article was published on 09 Nov 2020