Information Services


The EDINA and Data Library division is made up of a number of functional sections or workgroups.

University Data Library

Manager: Robin Rice

The Data Library supports staff and students in the discovery, access, use and management of research data for analysis, teaching or coursework. It also developed and operates the Edinburgh DataShare repository service.

EDINA User Support

Manager: Helen Aiton

EDINA User Support answers enquiries from users of EDINA services. They also deliver training and promotion, design web pages and produce service documentation and reports.

EDINA Service Delivery

Manager - Research and Geodata: Conor Smyth

Manager - Bibliographic and Multimedia: Christine Rees

The service delivery workgroups develop and deliver a range of online services to the UK Higher and Further Education sectors. They also undertake a number of research projects to inform future service developments and directions.

EDINA IT Infrastructure

Manager: Alan Ferguson

The IT infrastructure workgroup looks after EDINA's servers and deals with maintenance, backup, future planning and procurement. It also supplies user support to EDINA staff.

Within this section is another workgroup, Access Management. They provide administrative and technical support to the UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research and provide UK Access Management Expert Group services to the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).

EDINA Administration and Business Development

Director, EDINA: Peter Burnhill

Senior Administrator: Ingrid Earp

The Administration workgroup deals with all aspects of administration involved in running EDINA. The Business Development workgroup meets regularly to review and assess new business opportunities for the organisation.