Advancing Social Science Research Using Administrative Data

About Us

The ADRF Network is an evolving grassroots effort among researchers and organizations who are seeking to collaborate around improving access to and promoting the ethical use of administrative data in social science research. We connect US-based administrative data holders, users, and intermediaries and engage with privacy leaders and other stakeholders to transform this emerging field. In our first year, we are exploring the potential for establishing this coalition through research conferences, summits, and working groups.


The impetus of the ADRF Network comes from The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which recently funded eight institutions to conduct groundbreaking work in administrative data research. We look forward to building collaborative opportunities among these institutions and beyond.