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Synopsis: Further information about the Assembly's Research and Information Service (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.

There have been rapid advances in the use of digital technology to create and disseminate information products in recent years.  Our work has increasingly involved the use of digital technology in producing and publishing information, and in seeking to understand our audience. For this reason, RaISe has developed a Digital Strategy.  The purpose of this strategy is to set out a plan to direct the work of RaISe over a medium-term period in its use of digital technology, to help us focus our use of digital, to develop new capabilities appropriately, and to help others in the Assembly to understand our approach. It will enable us to monitor progress and to balance resources appropriately.

RaISe has developed a new Blog - Research Matters.  This blog provides short, topical articles primarily for MLAs and their support staff, but also for a wider audience.

RaISe produced a publication for the 2016-21 mandate called Consider this .... Research reflections for the 2016-2021 mandate (4mb).   It 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. It is not intended to cover all outstanding matters or set any agenda.  It is aimed instead at engaging Members with RaISe, which is an important resource available to Members and their staff to support the work that they do in the Assembly and in their constituencies.

You can find out more about the work of the Research and Information Service (RaISe) by watching the video below:

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