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.


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.