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“This continued partnership will enable us to access a richer evidence base” - Rebecca Evans, Minister for Finance and Local Government

Administrative Data Research Wales continue to lead the way on cutting-edge Data Analysis Techniques and Research Excellence

Administrative Data Research Wales (ADR Wales) unites research expertise from Swansea University Medical School and the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD) at Cardiff University with analysts from Welsh Government. Working alongside the world-renowned SAIL Databank, its team of specialist researchers, analysts and data scientists tackle key areas identified by Welsh Government, such as education, mental health and housing.

ADR Wales played a pivotal role in informing understanding and subsequent decision making at policy level during the pandemic in both Wales and across the UK, with its researchers working to understand the spread of the pandemic in Wales and its impact on people and services. It will continue to assist decision making in Wales by providing timely insights on issues affecting the population, while addressing the secondary impact of the pandemic on people and services.

Professor David Ford, ADR Wales Co-Director and Professor of Informatics at Swansea University, explains:

 “To date, our programme of work has produced significant outputs which have helped to shape key areas of public policy in Wales.

We look forward to the next four years as we continue to pioneer safe data practices and demonstrate the role that de-identified data can play, when used safely, securely and correctly, in helping to inform decision making both in Wales and throughout the UK.”

ADR Wales and the SAIL Databank are based at the state-of-the-art Data Science Building, which is also home to our postgraduate programmes in Health Informatics and Health Data Science. 

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