What are Administrative Data?

Administrative data are collected by government agencies in the normal course of delivering social services and programs.

Administrative data are often Personally Identifiable Information (PPI), meaning that, without the proper protections, they could potentially identify a specific individual in a data set. Therefore, agencies must comply with stringent federal regulations and privacy laws when they endeavor to share or link data across domains.

What is an IDS?

When administrative data sharing and data linkage is done safely and legally it becomes a powerful tool to inform policy and practice.

An IDS is designed to do just that; it provides the governance process, legal framework, technology, and human capacity to safely link administrative data across multiple agencies to monitor and track how services are being used and to what effect.