Conference: Showcasing UK Administrative Data – 11th July 2011

A recent conference announcement from the Administrative Data Liaison Service which may interest some members of staff:

You are warmly invited to a one day conference to be held in London on Monday the 11th July 2011. This ESRC supported event will highlight the power of administrative data and the strengths and limitations of such data for research purposes.

The conference will cover both innovative research that has used administrative data, (with examples from the fields of education, deprivation and welfare) and innovative methods for using administrative data (including Bayesian approaches to combining data, capture-recapture methods and immigration estimation).

The conference will also explore new mechanisms for accessing administrative data (such as HMRC’s new data laboratory and the Secure Data Service) and discuss the future for administrative data in research, with views from the government and academia.

Speakers include Mike Brewer (Professor of Economics, University of Essex), Simon Burgess (Professor of Economics, University of Bristol), Nicky Best (Professor of Statistics and Epidemiology, Imperial College), Kieron O’Hara (Head of the recent Cabinet Office Transparency and Privacy Review), Ian McGregor (Head of Methodology Improvements, Office for National Statistics) and Ruth King (Reader in Statistics, University of St Andrews).

The details are as follows:

Date: Monday the 11th July 2011.

Time: 1000-1700 (registration from 0930).

Where: Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX.Price: £25 – £45 (including lunch).

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Should you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact me on 01334 463901 or email