NISRA-led Research

The ADR-NI Administrative Research Unit (ARU) is responsible for carrying out government-led research on behalf of NI government departments.

It provides a government research function delivering a research programme anchored on the NI Programme for Government (PfG). The ARU team continuously engage with departmental policy leads to identify novel data linkage opportunities to take forward timely and policy-relevant research.

Most recently, the ARU research team collaborated closely with Queen’s university to publish research on socio‑demographic, household, and health factors in relation to knowledge of Irish/Ulster-Scots languages in Northern Ireland.

Other published research included analysis of: