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. 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.



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 and RaISe.

Brexit and Northern Ireland


Information and links to resources on the subject of Brexit and Northern Ireland. This includes; a Reading List, details of Brexit related events, relevant research publications, links to hubs and blogs and links to relevant blog posts and 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Deposited Papers are unpublished Papers placed in the Library at the direction of the Speaker or a Minister in the Executive.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.

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.

Online Mapping Portal


Interactive Maps and Apps are available in the following subject areas via the Online Mapping Portal: Business and Energy; Crime and Justice; Economy and Labour Market; Education and Skills; Health; Constituency Profiling; People and Places

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Research Matters:
A blog from the NI Assembly Research and Information Service

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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