Biomedical Sciences

Information for BMS staff

Key information for staff including health and safety, teaching resources and the staff intranet.

Biomedical Teaching Organisation (BMTO) 

The Biomedical Teaching Organisation (BMTO) is responsible for all aspects of management, administration and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences.

Link to the Biomedical Teaching Organisation (BMTO) website

BMS staff WIKI

The BMS staff intranet provides useful guidance on HR and finance procedures and additional information on day-to-day procedures. 

Link to the BMS staff WIKI

Digital Research Resources

A single point of access to all of the data and computing services available to University of Edinburgh researchers.

Digital Research Services

Link to a helpful list of computing items to consider when applying for funding

Research Computing Funding Checklist

Health and Safety

Health and safety is everyone’s responsibility. Please note the mandatory training required for your role highlighted in the BMS training matrix:


The health and safety intranet provides all local rules and guidance along with contact details for your local health and safety manager.

Health and Safety intranet

Human Resources

Everything you need to know about policies and procedures, pay and reward and training

HR policies and guidelines

Learning & Teaching Forum

An annual meeting which celebrates our successes and showcases recent initiatives in student support, teaching, curriculum development and research in Teaching and Learning at the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences.

Further information abut the BMS Learning & Teaching Forum

REF Open Access Requirements for Staff

For research papers and other outputs to be eligible for consideration in the next UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission, they must be deposited in PURE, The University of Edinburgh’s institutional repository, within three months of the date of acceptance by a publisher and made available for open access via PURE at the earliest opportunity.

Step-by-step guides on how to deposit your research into the University's Open Access repository.

Further information about Open Access


Stories and views from the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

SCOPE blog

Service Excellence Programme Newsletters

The University is undertaking a full review of its strategy and long term plan regarding our Core Systems - the main enterprise business systems that integrate and facilitate internal and external management information, and the software systems that underpin the professional services, administration and operation of the University. Keep up to date with their progress here:

Service Excellence Programme updates

Teaching resources 

Find useful resources, read our case studies on good teaching practice, and join the discussion on our active teaching network.

Teaching resources for BMS staff

University information for staff

Visit the University's staff website for general information about the range of facilities and support services available to all staff.

The University's Information for Staff website

Upcoming events 

Details of workshops, seminars and training for Biomedical Sciences staff

Upcoming events for BMS staff