Information Services

Project team

Organisational partners and project staff for Research Data MANTRA.

Project partners

EDINA and Data Library

EDINA and Data Library, a division of Information Services, is the project lead. EDINA is a JISC designated national data centre and the Data Library has been providing local data services to the University of Edinburgh community for over 25 years.

  • Project Co-director: Peter Burnhill
  • Project Manager: Robin Rice
  • Editor and writer: Dr. Cuna Ekmekcioglu (via secondment from IS)
  • Writer: Stuart Macdonald
  • Editor: Anne Donnelly
  • Video interviewer: Addy Pope

Institute for Academic Development

The institute was established by the University on January 1st, 2010 to provide continuing professional development and dissemination of best practice in teaching and supervision, promotion of student study skills, professional and transferable skills development for PhD students and researchers, and the development of innovative strategies in teaching and assessment.

  • Project Co-director: Dr. Jon Turner

Graduate School of Social and Political Science primary contacts

  • Dr. Kate Orton-Johnson, Convenor, Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Professor John Macinnes, Convenor, Core Quantitative Data Analysis for Social Research

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology primary contact

  • Karen McKenzie, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Learning Disabilities

School of GeoSciences primary contacts

  • Rosanna Maccagnano, Dr. Mary Elliot, and Dr. Kate Heal, Research Training & Development Organisation (PhD Training and Monitoring, School of GeoSciences)
  • Owen Macdonald, GIS Support Officer

Other project staff

  • Evaluator: Laura Molloy (HATII/DCC, University of Glasgow)
  • Media Producer: Andy Pryde (Information Services)
  • SPSS practical writer: Joan Corbett (Scottish Centre for Social Research)
  • NVivo practical writer: Aikaterin Chatsiou (UK Data Archive)
  • R practical writer: Dr. Duncan Smallman
  • ArcGIS practical writer: James Crone (EDINA)

Video interviewees

  • Professor Jeff Haywood, Vice Principal Knowledge Management, CIO and Librarian to the University
  • Professor John MacInnes, Head Sociology, School of Social and Political Science
  • Professor Lynn Jamieson, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR)
  • Professor Richard Rodger, Scottish History, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Stephen Lawrie, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (CCBS), University of Edinburgh
  • Ellie Bates, PhD student, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh
  • Gitit Kadar Satat, PhD student, School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh