PEPR operates the Penn State University Administrative Data Accelerator (ADA) to facilitate use of national, state and county micro and aggregate administrative records related to health, criminal, child welfare and labor market data in health and social science research. The ADA’s infrastructure allows researchers to access, link, and analyze key data to answer epidemiological, etiological and evaluation-related research questions. In particular, the ADA is structured to support evaluation of different programs, policies and practices being delivered by public or private entities. The ADA consists of both an administrative data repository and accelerator.


The ADA is made possible by the generous support of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child & Human DevelopmentNational Institute on Drug AbuseLaura & John Arnold FoundationAnnie E. Casey FoundationRobert Wood Johnson Foundation as well as institutional funding from the Penn State College of Health and Human Development. It is housed at the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center.

PEPR Administrative Data Accelerator (ADA)