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April 29, 2018

This past week, the Population Association of America (PAA) held its annual conference in Denver. For those who are not familiar, PAA is the largest demography and population studies conference in the country. Its annual conference draws an interdisciplinary audience t...

March 29, 2018


Justin Denney is Associate Professor and the William Julius Wilson Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Washington State University. We spoke to him about his work using electronic health records in Houston and Washington State, and his experience working with admi...

March 19, 2018

Are you an organization that facilitates the sharing and use of administrative data for social science research? The ADRF Network is seeking to interview organizations that self-identify as administrative data intermediaries for its working group on Data Sharing Govern...

February 28, 2018

Shawna Waugh works in the Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration at the Energy Information Administration (EIA). She recently joined the ADRF Network working group on Data Quality Standards. We spoke with Shawna about her work at the EIA and a few way...

January 30, 2018

Dr. Richard Clinch is the Executive Director of the Jacob France Institute based at the University of Baltimore’s Merrick School of Business. He recently joined the ADRF Network working group on Data Sharing Governance and Management. We spoke to Richard about his work...

December 20, 2017

We talked to Rohit Naimpally, research and policy manager at J-PAL North America, about the work that they are doing in administrative data. This conversation has been lightly edited for publication. 

Monica King: Could you talk a little about J-PAL North America and ho...

November 30, 2017

Thank you for making the ADRF Network Inaugural Conference a success! In partnership with the Massive Data Institute at Georgetown University, the ADRF Network hosted its first research conference on November 13 and 14 at Georgetown University.

The conference was intend...

October 31, 2017

Access to up-to-date workforce data is instrumental in helping government agencies, researchers, and businesses learn about today’s rapidly changing labor market conditions to make better decisions. Traditionally, government agencies have produced high-quality labor ma...

September 28, 2017

Last fall, Urban Institute received funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to link administrative data on housing with Census Bureau data and make them publicly available to the broader research community. Alanna McCargo, co-director of the Housing Finance Policy...