Getting to Grips with Evaluation: The NCCPE Engage Academy

In today’s blog, Laura Cockram from the Research Support Office’s Knowledge Exchange team takes us through her experience of the Engage Academy, run by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) in Bristol. Oct 30, 2017

“The Future of EU Research and Innovation” – the view from the EU commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.

Carlos Moedas’ talk was a breath of fresh air and positivity. Given some of the recent negative and disheartening news surrounding the uncertainties affecting the lives of thousands of researchers across Europe due to Brexit. The key message delivered by the Commissioner was: “Horizon 2020 is fully open to you, …

European Commission clarification on UK Applicants to Horizon 2020

My attention was drawn to a new statement that appeared on the participant portal a few days ago. It states: “For British applicants: Please note that until the UK leaves the EU, EU law continues to apply to and within the UK, when it comes to rights and obligations; this …

The RSO Events Page

As the start of the academic year is underway, the RSO and Knowledge Exchange teams have come together to offer a one-stop shop showcasing all their events across the academic year. Al Innes, Research Development Officer for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences within the Research Support Office, takes us through …

REF2021 – What Can We Expect?

When Nicholas Stern’s review of the Research Excellence Framework dropped last July, many wondered if REF2021 might herald the beginning of the end for the often burdensome exercise, and pave the way for a sleeker, more intuitive REF in 2021. In today’s blog Pauline Jones asks whether the new assessment …

Meet the Team: Dr Lorna Thomson

Hello and welcome back to the new academic year which I’m sure you are approaching with vitality and vigour!I joined the University of Edinburgh in May as Director of the Research Support Office. I have a very talented team and my priority is to provide the best support for our …

AHRC Peer Review College: Thoughts and Reflections

In today’s blog we hear from Professor Genevieve Warwick, Strategic Lead of AHRC at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, about recent activity to develop a campaign of excellence for the College. On behalf of the Research Office and the AHRC Developing Research Excellence campaign, I was delighted to recently …

ERC Synergy Grant Returns

In today’s blog, Alan Kennedy, European Funding Advisor for the Research Support Office talks about the European Research Council’s Synergy Grants. You may all be familiar with the European Research Council (ERC) single investigator grants (Starting, Consolidator and Advanced) and the fact that the University of Edinburgh is one of …