Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Research staff

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).

The 2017/18 Research Staff brochure is now available.  You can download a copy here, or you can contact the IAD to request a hard copy version.

IAD 2017/18 Research Staff training brochure (PDF)


Courses & events

Professional development workshops for academic research staff. These workshops are free to all academic research staff.

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; 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 management

Career planning guidance, including: career management workshops, career path case studies, Thriving in Your Research Position guide, mentoring, and how to book a 1-1 career development consultation.

Leadership in research

Information on our workshops; leadership support and resources from HR; the Research Leader programme; Ingenious Women; and the Scottish Crucible programme.

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.


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.
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