Usher Institute

ADRC-Scotland release nutshell videos

The Administrative Data Research Centre Scotland (ADRC-S) have released a series of short videos to help inform researchers and the public about their work.

At a recent event, Usher Institute and ADRC-Scotland Research Fellow Carol Porteous, along with her team, took the opportunity to create a series of six nutshell videos, introducing a number of their researchers and the work that they do.

Researchers working with ADRC-Scotland have projects across a wide-ranging set of subject strands, including: income and the labour market; crime and justice; informal care; governance and the law, and; historical longitudinal data.

The centre is directed by Professor Chris Dibben from the School of Geosciences, with the public engagement strand being led by Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Dean of Molecular, Genetic & Population Health Sciences within Edinburgh Medical School. ADRC-Scotland is a network of universities from across Scotland including Edinburgh Napier University, the University of Glasgow, the University of Stirling, the University of Aberdeen and the University of St Andrews.

The videos below feature a number of number of researchers discussing the need for data linkage in social sciences, the public benefit of this work, and some of the work strands in greater detail.


ADRC-Scotland are situated in the Farr Institute at Nine Edinburgh BioQuarter, co-located with the BioQuarter offices of the Usher Institute.

ADRC-Scotland is one of four ESRC funded Administrative Data Research Centres across the UK. There are centres in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, which together with the Administrative Data Service make up the Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN). ADRN gives trained social, policy and economics researchers access to linked, de-identified administrative data in a secure environment. 

Further information


Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN)

Carol Porteous' profile

Professor Chris Dibben's profile

Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley's profile