Welcome to the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister Research Branch website. We provide a research and statistical resource to the Equality Division.
The Branch comprises of seven professional research staff from Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) who are out-posted into OFMDFM to provide professional research and statistical advice.
The branch is responsible for the following work areas:
The latest research and statistical publications published are listed below:
- Child and Working-Age Poverty in Northern Ireland from 2010 to 2020 - published May 2013
- Grasping the Nettle: The Experiences of Gender Variant Children and Transgender Youth Living in Northern Ireland - published April 2013
|2012 Lifetime Opportunities Report**||Winter 2012/2013|
|Children and Young People’s Indicators 2012 update||Winter 2012/2013|
** The 2012 Lifetime Opportunities (LTO) Report was due to be published in May, but has been delayed until a revision of the NI Household Below Average Income datasets for 2008/09 and 2009/10 is completed.
The 2011 update of the Children and Young People’s Indicators has been delayed subject to the outcome of an exercise to map indicators to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
2011 Research Call
There was a research call held in the summer of 2011. You can view the details of the Research Call here (PDF 68KB).
There is no research call this year, but you can apply for funding under the Research Programme here (Word 80KB).