Edinburgh Open Research

Edinburgh Open Research

Publishing regular news and updates on Open Research work from across the University

    The University of Edinburgh has signed up to the Coalition of Advancing Research Assessment[1]. It is a European initiative with an international span that establishes a common direction for research assessment reform while respecting organisations’ autonomy. CoARA was launched on 1 Jan 2022. What is Coalition of Advancing Research Assessment? The vision of […]

In January 2022 the University’s new Research Data Management Policy comes into effect. The policy has been updated from the landmark 2011 policy. Research Data Management Policy, University of Edinburgh Research data management (RDM) refers to the organisation, storage and preservation of data created during a research project. Research data can be defined as digital […]

The Hedgehog-Friendly Campus campaign has included a variety of activities around the University of Edinburgh to protect hedgehogs, under the auspices of the university’s Sustainability team, and with the participation of the Estates team and numerous volunteers. The project is part of a UK-wide programme by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. Dr Elizabeth Vander Meer […]

Scott Renton, MIMS Project Officer, Digital Library    The University of Edinburgh Library’s media repository (https://images.is.ed.ac.uk) is full of high-resolution digital images of the institution’s unique and valuable collections. Content flows in from BAU digitisation, projects, and readers’ orders and requests, amounting to (currently) nearly 300,000 images available using deep zoom through LunaImaging software, and the IIIF framework.  The nature of digital content’s provenance means […]

Our roving reporter Pauline Ward interviewed Dr Rodrigues about her work on Citizen Science.   Q: Could you introduce yourself to the readers?   My name is Eugénia Rodrigues. I am a social scientist. I trained as a sociologist all the way through my undergrad through to PhD. I work in STIS, the Science, Technology and […]

Interviewed by Pauline Ward, Research Data Support Assistant Q: Would you like to introduce yourself to the readers? I arrived at the university in 2015 as a Chancellor’s Fellow, and I’m now a lecturer in the Centre for Cardiovascular Science. My research background is in biomedical sciences, current projects looking at metabolism, diabetes, obesity, fat […]


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