Overview of the CloudEARTHi initiative | 2023 conference and call for academic contributions

In this guest blog post, Sophie Rippinger, Innovation Manager at Edinburgh Innovations (EI), shares details of how EI are supporting the European Institute of Innovation & Technology CloudEARTHi Project, and highlights the upcoming 2023 conference as well as a call for academic papers for a special issue by Emerald Publishing. …

Good Research Practice Awards 2022: Winners announced

In this blog post Professor Malcolm Macleod, Academic Lead for Research Improvement and Research Integrity at the University of Edinburgh, shares the results of the 2022 University of Edinburgh Good Research Practice Awards. The University of Edinburgh Good Research Practice Awards recognised and celebrated contributions that provided leadership and acted …

Understanding Wellcome: crafting a successful application | Thursday 15 December, 14:00 – 15:30

In this post Al Innes and Jonathan Rans, colleagues in the Strategic Research Development Team, highlight an upcoming event aimed at members of our research community interested in applying for funding from Wellcome.   Whether you are completely new to Wellcome, or have experience of applying to this funder in …

Automating Systematic Reviews

In this guest blog post Andrew Horne, Project Manager in EDINA shares information about EDINA’s recent work on automating systematic reviews. EDINA is a world class centre for digital expertise and is based at the University of Edinburgh and are specialists in developing and delivering digital products including large-scale online …

Highlights of the 2022-23 Digital Research Facilitation Programme

In this guest blog post, Eleni Kotoula, Lead Digital Research Facilitator within Digital Research Services shares information of support available for staff and students at the University, and gives details of upcoming events and training. Getting to know Digital Research Services Digital resources and technologies are being increasingly used throughout …

5 tips for embedding impact into your major research bid – how your research can make a difference in the world

This is Part 8 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts Last week we heard from Dr Louise Ker who described the benefits of cultivating a positive research culture, explained what funders are looking for, and offered her 5 factors for success when building good research …

Research cultures for major bid success

This is Part 7 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts This Blog is the seventh of a 10-part series looking at developing major research bids. Last week we considered the importance of crafting a strong narrative for your major research bid, examined the core features …

Introducing the Research Careers Tool

In this guest post, Christina Boswell, Vice Principal Research and Enterprise, introduces a newly developed tool to help researchers map the activities they are engaged with the aim of exposing where activity is clustered. The tool has been designed to help researchers be more strategic and selective in what they …

The UK Young Academy launches – call for membership

In this blog post, Rosie Maccagnano, UK Research Funding Manager in Edinburgh Research Office and Nicola Cuthbert, Research Development Manager at Institute for Academic Development, highlight the newly launched UK Young Academy initiative and what to do if you are interested in applying for membership. The UK Young Academy: launch …

Economic Sanctions on Russia: Implications for Research

In this post, Sanchit Anand, Export Control Specialist, highlights how the sanctions imposed on Russia could impact researchers at the University of Edinburgh. Why have new sanctions been imposed against Russia? Russia’s recent invasion on Ukraine has led other countries to impose various coordinated economic sanctions against Russia, in continuation …

Good Research Practice Awards: Nominations open

Please note The University of Edinburgh Good Research Practice Week has been postponed and will run from 14-18 November 2022. For more information please see our webpages Good Research Practice Week | Events and Awards webpages   In this blog post, Malcolm Macleod, Academic Lead for Research Improvement and Research …

Insights from the Royal Academy of Engineering ARMA Study Tour 2022: Funding programmes and opportunities

In this post, Abigail Steed, Research Funding Specialist in Edinburgh Research Office, shares insights from the latest Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) ARMA study tour event, highlights current RAE funding programmes and opportunities and the RAE access mentoring scheme for applicants from underrepresented groups. ARMA’s latest online study tour was …

Developing your Leadership as a Researcher

In this post, Jo Hunter from 64 Million Artists, shares information about an online course for researchers to support them in focusing on their research and priorities following a time of disruption for all. In the last two years, researchers faced considerable disruption to their research and ways of working.  …

Research Impact. What? So What? Now What?

In this post Taryn Murray, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Coordinator in Edinburgh Research Office, breaks down the meaning of Research Impact in relation to the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account and provides tips on designing your impact project. What? What do we mean by research impact? In essence, it is about …

Facilitating Digital Research: The 2022 Lunchtime Webinar Series

In this guest post, Eleni Kotoula, Lead Digital Research Services Facilitator in Digital Research Services, highlights an upcoming webinar series for University of Edinburgh colleagues about the digital research tools, support and services available to boost your digital research skills development. You are invited to join a monthly webinar series …

Demand Managed Calls – Information and Support

In this blog post, Angela Sturniolo, Research Support Officer, introduces the new Demand Management pages and explains how to access support from Edinburgh Research Office for demand managed calls. A number of research funding calls are managed at University level by Edinburgh Research Office.  Demand managed calls are funding calls …

Are you a Future Leader? UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships: Insights

In this blog post, Rosie Maccagnano, UK Research Funding Manager in Edinburgh Research Office shares insights about the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships scheme and what to do if you are interested in applying. About the scheme UKRI are about to announce Round 7 of their cross-council flagship initiative.  The UKRI …

Meet the team: Angela Sturniolo

In this post we meet Angela Sturniolo, Research Support Officer in Edinburgh Research Office and talk about organising events, good customer service and Italian cooking.   What led you to work at the University? I come from a background in the Tourism Industry, before joining the University I worked for the …

Research Staff Hub

In this post Alex Peden, Senior Research Strategy Manager at the Usher Institute, shares details of a new Research Staff Hub website developed while on secondment to the Institute for Academic Development. During a six month secondment to the Institute for Academic Development (IAD) a Research Staff Hub website was …

Insights from an EPSRC Impact Workshop

In this post, Rosie Maccagnano, UK Research Funding Manager, shares key insights and resources from a recent EPSRC workshop about research impact.  The EPSRC team recently paid a virtual visit to Scotland East to deliver a workshop on research impact, in partnership with the University’s Edinburgh Research Office, St Andrews …

European Commission Training Webinar on Certificate on the Financial Statements Audit

In this post, Eirini Souri, Deputy Research Finance Manager – EU & International, shares a training webinar made available by the European Commission to provide support to beneficiaries in their preparation of their Certificate on the Financial Statements as part of their final report on Horizon 2020 projects. For Horizon …

Green Deal Call: Resources and support for researchers

In today’s blog, Natasha Curley and Boz Czarnecki (EU & International Team), share learning from our recent Green Deal call information events, and highlights the support Edinburgh Research Office provides to researchers who are interested in this call. We delivered three online information sessions introducing the Green Deal Call this …

Research Funding: The Impact of Covid-19

Dr Louise Ker, Research Business Intelligence Officer, analyses preliminary data on the impact of the pandemic on research funding to date. We have been working hard on our behind-the-scenes data engineering this year, pulling together information from multiple University systems to explore and understand our research activity. Within Edinburgh Research …

John Templeton Foundation funding – award holder perspective

In today’s blog, Boz Czarnecki, Proposal Development Executive at Edinburgh Research Office, talks to Dr Sarah Lane Ritchie and Professor Mark Harris about their recent project funded by the John Templeton Foundation (JTF) and their experience of applying to this funder. Sarah Lane Ritchie and Mark Harris investigate some of …

Adaptation & Renewal: Expertise in the time of Covid

This blog is a repost from the staff magazine – Bulletin from 28 July and examines how our researchers have been using their expertise to provide insight on the pandemic. Among the many things that the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown have brought is a certain metronomic quality to life. …

New ethics toolkit for Global Challenges Research

Today’s blog is a guest post by Dr Clara Calia, Deputy Director of Research Ethics & Integrity in the School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh, and introduces a new ethics toolkit for Global Challenges Research. Working with more than 200 researchers from around the world, my team …

Adaptation & Renewal: Research and Innovation

Today’s blog is a repost from the staff magazine – Bulletin, from 14 July 2020 on our research during lockdown and the work of the Research and Innovation work stream. When lockdown began, our researchers stood up. Across the University, colleagues looked at their labs, their skill sets and their …

Integrating Gender Equality in Development Projects – A Practitioner’s View

Today’s blog is a guest post from Loise Maina, Global Gender Advisor at the international NGO Practical Action, and highlights the ways science and technology-based GCRF projects can consider gender equality in their design. GCRF, and other ODA projects, are required by law through the International Development (Gender Equality) Act …

New knowledge exchange case studies resource

In today’s blog, we highlight our new knowledge exchange case studies resource; a bank of real-life case studies showcasing how some of our researchers have successfully incorporated knowledge exchange activities within their research projects. Edinburgh Research Office’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Team have developed knowledge exchange (KE) case studies which …