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. It employs subject specialists and library professionals to provide research and information support across the range of Assembly business areas.

EU Exit Hub


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.

Constituency Profiles


Profiles are produced by RaISe and provide a statistical overview of each NI Constituency. The data was updated in October 2022 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.

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Deposited Papers are unpublished Papers placed in the Library at the direction of the Speaker or a Minister in the Executive.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

Data Visualisations


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.

Research Matters Blog


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

COVID-19 Publications


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.



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.

Topical Digests


‘Topical digests’ are a short, accessible and authoritative resource for Members and their staff on specific subjects which RaISe considers, on the basis of recent research, news reports or other developments in the public sphere, may feature in upcoming Assembly business.

MLA Constituency Office Map


This interactive map has been created by RaISe to help users locate MLA Constituency offices. It has built-in tools that allow searching by MLA name, party and Constituency area.

Constituency Casework Guides


Casework Guides are produced by the Research and Information Service (RaISe) to provide impartial background information on issues that are frequently raised by constituents in constituency offices. RaISe staff are unable to provide legal advice on specific cases.

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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
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