Co-produced and stakeholder informed training for UK researchers
working with administrative data
Our overall aim was to develop training for UK researchers to enhance their understanding of public perspectives and governance requirements and improve their practice when working with administrative data.
Read more on CENTRIC training and the study process.
CENTRIC administrative data online training is now live! Information on how to enrol can be found here.
Online Training Modules
Introduction to Administrative Data
Highlights the potential of using administrative data as an efficient research method
Key Regulatory Considerations
Introduces researchers to core regulatory considerations when using administrative data
Administrative Data in the Study Lifecycle
Provides a comprehensive map of applicable topics when accessing administrative data
The Application and Approvals
Introduces the process of applying for data from key UK data providers
Safeguarding Public Data - Models of Data Access and Identifiability
An overview of some current models of processing administrative data in the UK
Working with the Public
Explores with researchers' public perspectives when researchers use administrative data
What is administrative data?
We use administrative and routine data interchangeably (although throughout the training we use the former for consistency). Administrative data are information collected primarily for administrative (not research) purposes when providing public services. These data are collected by hospitals, schools, police, government departments (plus many more!) for the purposes of registration, transaction and record keeping to enable the delivery of that service.
Accessing and analysing such data can help answer important questions, for example, about the efficient provision of services, improvements in care, and the impact of policies on patient outcomes.
Watch the below animation on "What is Routine Data?" to find out more!
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