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Research and Information Service (RaISe)


Research Publications

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RaISe produces a series of Publications, covering a variety of topics which are of interest to Members, Committees and the general public. Publications from 2010 onwards can be accessed here.


Find Out About RaISe

The Assembly's Research and Information Service (RaISe) aims to meet the information needs of the Assembly Members, their staff and the secretariat in an impartial, objective, timely and non-partisan manner. It employs subject specialists and library professionals to provide research and information support across the range of Assembly business areas.


EU Exit Hub

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This hub provides links to a range of information compiled by the Research and Information service (RaISe) relating to the UK exit from the European Union, with specific reference to Northern Ireland.


COVID-19 Publications

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The Assembly Research and Information Service (RaISe) has produced a number of blog articles and research publications in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.


Deposited Papers

Deposited Papers are unpublished Papers placed in the Library at the direction of the Speaker or a Minister in the Executive. In most cases they provide information requested in an Assembly Question. Where possible these have been made available as pdfs and Deposited Papers from 2007 onwards are currently available online.


Constituency Profiles

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Profiles are produced by RaISe and provide a statistical overview of each NI Constituency. The data was updated in January 2021 and the profiles have been redesigned in a new online format, following a review of the range of metrics covered. This online format also provides additional interactivity with the data for end users.


Research Matters Blog

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Research Matters is a new blog developed by RaISe to provide short, topical articles primarily for MLAs and their support staff, but also for a wider audience.


Data Visualisations

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This section contains a selection of data visualisations which have been created by RaISe. Many of these have previously been published in our Research Matters blog.


KESS

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KESS is a forum that encourages debate on a wide range of research findings, with the overall aim of promoting evidence-based policy and law-making within Northern Ireland. The series is collectively sponsored by QUB, UU, OU, St Mary's University College, Stranmillis University College and RaISe.


Online Mapping Portal

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Interactive Maps and Apps are available to Members of the Assembly. Please contact RaISe to avail of this service. The mapping gallery provides an overview of some of our recent work. (This resource will work best in Firefox)


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For further information or to report any difficulties in accessing any RaISe publications, please contact:

Research and Information Service
Northern Ireland Assembly
Ballymiscaw
Stormont
Belfast
BT4 3XX
Phone: 028 9041 8320
Fax: 028 9052 1922
e-mail: Thomas.McCullough@niassembly.gov.uk

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