We provide a range of tailored workshops, advice and other opportunities for academic research staff (for example, post-docs, research fellows, research assistants and associates and technicians).
Research Staff Hub
A new section of the University website, dedicated to research staff, is now live. The Research Staff Hub, supported by the Institute for Academic Development (IAD), has been created as part of the University’s commitment to the Researcher Development Concordat.
The Hub brings together resources from across the University to support research staff to undertake their role, develop themselves and progress their career. It contains a wealth of information on topics such as open research, ethics and integrity and research partnerships, as well as funding, health and wellbeing, and community and networking.
View the Research Staff Hub
Research Staff Brochure
The Research Staff brochure outlines the IAD's personal and professional development training and support for research staff.
IAD 2021/22 Research Staff Brochure (PDF)
Courses & events
Professional development workshops for academic research staff. These workshops are free to all academic research staff.
A selection of online resources and guides for research active academics, designed to support you in your role at Edinburgh.
Being a researcher at Edinburgh
Information & support: Get Connected welcome event; new researcher guide; Code of Practice for the Management & Career Development of Research Staff; Researcher Development Concordat; HR Excellence in Research Award; list of networks & support services.
A range of workshops, guides and tips to support you with your academic writing.
Workshops to help you communicate effectively in your role.
Career planning guidance, including: career management workshops, career path case studies, Thriving in Your Research Position guide, and mentoring.
Leadership in research
Information on our workshops; leadership support and resources from HR; the Research Leader programme; Ingenious Women; and the Scottish Crucible programme.
Information on funding workshops, relevant IAD funding schemes, and University support for finding research funding.
Get in touch
Keep up to date with our activities, initiatives and events for researchers. Includes links to the latest IAD research staff newsletter and Twitter account.