Useful Information

Important Bodies

A brief description of some of the key organisations in Scotland that you should be aware of when embarking on your administrative data research journey.


Ethics is a crucial issue to think about when working with sensitive administrative records. We’ve summarised why this is the case and what you should be doing in terms of getting ethical approval for your project.

Training & Resources

There are a number of useful training resources in Scotland and across the UK for researchers who work with administrative data. We’ve listed some of them here.

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We’d be happy to hear from you if you have an interest in contributing to the blog, want to know more or if you have any feedback more generally. You don’t have to be Scottish, working with Scottish administrative data, or an Early Career Researcher!