Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Courses, events & online resources

IAD workshops and online resources for academic research staff. These workshops are free to all University of Edinburgh academic research staff.

The researcher development workshops and courses have been organised in different ways:

  • Complete course list: contains all the workshops by theme, listed in alphabetical order, with information and user guides to help you locate and book workshops in People and Money Learning app.
  • At-a-glance: lists workshop names and dates this month and next, in date order.
  • Researcher Development Framework (RDF): workshops mapped to the national framework for researcher skills.

Please be aware that each grouping contains the same workshops overall, just presented in different ways.

The revised Concordat now includes reference to researchers having opportunities, structured support, encouragement and time to engage in a minimum of 10 days professional development, pro rata, per year.  

Research Staff Hub: 10 Days Professional Development

Complete course list

An overview of all our workshops for University of Edinburgh research staff, with information on how to locate and book them in the People and Money Learning App.

Online resources

A selection of online resources and guides for research active academics, designed to support you in your role at Edinburgh.

At a glance - workshops this month

Researcher development workshops quick-glance schedule. Workshops this month.

Research staff facilitator profiles

Information on the facilitators who deliver workshops for the Research Staff Programme

Workshops mapped by Researcher Development Framework (RDF)

Our researcher development workshops mapped against the UK's Researcher Development Framework (RDF).

The IAD is committed to supporting hybrid teaching, research and working during AY23/24 and have developed new content and adapted existing provision to address the needs of researchers. 

We have planned a comprehensive programme of both digital provision (workshops, events and individual consultations) for AY23/24, plus we offer in person on-campus events.  All Research Staff will be able to access IAD provision whether they are on campus, in Edinburgh or elsewhere.  

Related Links

Learning & teaching - IAD workshops and events

Research data management online course

Learning and Organisational Development provide development opportunities for all staff through access to online development or face-to face workshops. They also provide access to mentoring and coaching opportunities and leadership programmes.

Online Development Toolkit enables all staff, particularly those in leadership and management roles, to quickly find relevant information and practical advice to help them deal with different situations they may be facing in the workplace.

LinkedIn Learning - online video courses. Courses cover technology, business and creative skills, and include an extensive section focussing on education and e-learning.

Finance skills development

The Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture & Society (CDCS) An initiative of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to provide a locus for data-driven and digitally-engaged research across the disciplines.

Edinburgh Research Office events

Digital Skills and Training  Support to develop digital and information literacy, desktop and IT productivity skills.

Prepare for Doctoral Success guide - a guide to help staff facilitate activities and training for new doctoral researchers