Research and Information Service (RaISe)

Research Publications


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. RaISe has produced a publication for the start of the new mandate, 'Consider This ... Research reflections for the 2016-2021 mandate'. This sets out a wide range of issues arising from the last Assembly mandate which may be of interest to both returning and newly elected Members.

Constituency Profiles


Profiles are produced by RaISe and provide a statistical overview of each NI Constituency. The reports include a demographic profile for each as well as key indicators of Health, Education, Labour Market, Low Income, Crime, Traffic and Travel.

Brexit and Northern Ireland


Information hub on the subject of Brexit and Northern Ireland. This includes; Tracking Brexit related SIs, a Reading List, details of upcoming Brexit events, relevant research publications, links to other hubs and blogs and links to relevant blog posts & KESS seminars.

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Deposited Papers are unpublished Papers placed in the Library at the direction of the Speaker or a Minister in the Executive.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.



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


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)

Research Matters Blog


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.

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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
Phone: 028 9041 8320
Fax: 028 9052 1922

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