Welcome to the Northern England Insight Finder (NEIF).
Read more about this prototype
NEIF is a prototype developed in partnership by the JRF's Insight Infrastructure and Open Innovations. It is a data and insight hub that, by linking up existing open-source datasets, aims to provide ease of access to data that would be, otherwise, scattered across different websites, and that would require time, skills and resources to be joined up, analysed and visualised.
Where this prototype is different from other data platforms and repositories is in its ability to:
- Bring cohesively together and link up disparate data sources
- Automatically update in real time data sources the moment a new release is available
- Allow users to navigate its content by geography as well as thematic areas we refer to as 'spotlights'. These are not complete definitions of a particular theme, rather an exploration of how we could bring together various datasets which speak to this issue.
- Provide, where possible and statistically sound, estimates at local level for data that would otherwise be available only at Regional or Local Authority level.
When developing this platform, we decided to limit its content to 34 data sources and identified 3 spotlights. This is enough to get us going, test the concept and the data architecture required to build it.
shedding light on a poverty-related topic
profiling key information about a place
cataloguing the sources of the data shown on the site
Use the input below to search for content from across the site. The site knows about places in the North of England (to ward level) and poverty related data.