Essential maintenance to our systems is planned for the morning of 19th December 2017. Users are likely to experience disruption to online services during this period.

The UK Data Archive offices are closed from 12.30 GMT Friday 22 December 2017 and will re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018. Online services will run unattended during this period. Season's Greetings to all our users.


ADLS Safe Researcher Training Course27-Apr-12Medical Research Centre, London

The ADLS will be running the ESRC Safe Researcher training course again this year.

The course has been updated and will be of particular use and benefit to researchers and other parties who are interested in understanding and using administrative data for research.

The course covers:

  • an introduction to administrative data in the UK
  • responsibilities of a researcher (legal guidance)
  • creating safe settings and data security
  • good practice in the analysis of administrative datasets
  • understanding statistical disclosure and avoiding disclosive outputs
  • guidance to make administrative data applications

The course has been endorsed by the Information Commissioner's Office and the major administrative data holding government departments in the UK.