Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Good practice and conduct in research

Information on research ethics, integrity, sustainability, data management and other policies which ensure our research is of the highest quality.

Data management training

About MANTRA, an online course in research data management.


A guide to working sustainably, developed as a partnership between the Institute for Academic Development and the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability.

Research ethics and integrity

Information on training and further guidance on research ethics and integrity.

Related links

PURE: The University of Edinburgh’s Research Information system. It contains individual profiles of research information for all staff members involved in research.  These staff members may add content and edit their profiles.  This information is used to populate the online Edinburgh Research Explorer and to make important statutory returns such as the Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission.

PURE - find out more

Statement on the Responsible Use of Research Metrics

The University has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), and has published its own Statement on Responsible Research Metrics