Services and support for research staff.

Research support

The Research Support Office consists of several dedicated teams. There is one for each College, plus the Knowledge Exchange CHSS team, the European funding team, the Contracts team and the Research Information Systems Team.

These teams support the University's research activity and also act as a catalyst to commercialise the University's research base.

They support the development of all research grant proposals and provide academic staff with a comprehensive range of pre-award support services.

Research funding

Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI)

Information from ERI about research funding from sponsors in the UK and overseas.

Scholarships and Student Funding Services

Information on scholarships and a variety of external postgraduate funding.

Post-award research grant administration

Support for the administration of research grants.

Training and development

Training and development support for research staff

The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) offers career and professional development support to all research staff.

They also provide advice and guidance for research managers.

Skills training for research students

Courses and support for postgraduate research students.

Library services

How to use the extensive range of services and facilities provided by the library.

Information Services

Information Services (IS) provide a wide range of support for researchers.

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

The primary purpose of the REF is to produce quality profiles of research activity in UK institutions.

Quality Unit

Information on University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement policies and procedures.

Guidelines and codes of practice

The University has a responsibility to ensure that the research it supports is carried out in conformity with the law and in accordance with the best current practice.

Research Ethics Committee

The Research Ethics Committee advises and reports on ethical issues relating to non-clinical research involving human participants.