Research Briefings

Background and analysis on topics of parliamentary interest dating from 1989 to present. Research briefings are produced by the Libraries of the House of Commons and House of Lords and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. Each briefing has a PDF document for the text of the briefing as well as additional data about its production.

Use this dataset:

  • to explore the briefings produced by the Libraries of the House of Commons and House of Lords and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

Research Briefings Search

This provides a user interface which allows you to search research briefings using multiple filters, suitable for developers and non-developers. Selecting this option will show you the first few records from the dataset and then allow you to select data from the dataset by filtering on any of the attributes for a research briefing. You will then be able to download or display the data in the following formats: CSV (e.g. for use in Microsoft Excel), TTL, Text, XML, JSON or RDF (e.g. for developers)

Research Briefings API

Developers can build API calls using the explorer tool. Help for the APIs can be found at http://explore.data.parliament.uk/?learnmore=Research%20Briefings

Research Briefings Atom feed

This feed contains the 20 most recent resources for Briefing papers. It returns links to documents and any additional data for each Research Briefing. This format is mainly for developers.