Engaging business with your research

In today’s blog Clare Sowney, Business Development Manager, Edinburgh Research Office, shares some highlights from our Engaging Business with your Research Learning Lunch, held earlier this year. Four academic colleagues presented at the event, all with different experiences of and insights into engaging businesses with their research; Professor Christina Boswell, …

The MRC Applied Global Health Research Board

In today’s blog, Nicholas Duvall, Research Development Officer shares insights from our recent event on the Medical Research Council’s new Applied Global Health Research Board, and highlights what research this new Board will fund and how you can apply. Edinburgh Research Office delivered an event about the Medical Research Council’s …

Engaging galleries, libraries, archives and museums with your research

In this blog post, Dr Shonagh McEwan – Knowledge Exchange and Impact Advisor, Edinburgh Research Office – shares insights from a recent Learning Lunch on engaging galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM) with your research. Our recent Learning Lunch focused on engaging with galleries, libraries, archives and museums – or …

Brexit and research data: What you need to do

Rena Gertz, the University’s Data Protection Officer, provides advice to researchers who receive data from European institutions. NOTE: THE INFORMATION AND LINKS INCLUDED IN THIS POST ARE CORRECT AS OF 5 FEBRUARY 2020. Key message With the UK having left the EU and the transitional period expiring on 31 December …

Engaging with policymakers internationally

In this blog, Madeleine Beveridge, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Coordinator, shares learning and discussion points from our recent Knowledge Exchange Learning Lunch on Engaging with Policymakers Internationally.  We are lucky to have the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Government, and Edinburgh City Council all within a bus journey of the University …

Official Development Assistance – What is ODA and how can you ensure research is compliant? Part 2

In today’s blog, Dr Conor Snowden, International Development Research Manager talks about the learning from his recent training event “Official Development Assistance – What is ODA and how can you ensure research is compliant?” We held an event on 17 December that looked in detail at Official Development Assistance (ODA) …

Writing a competitive proposal for a European Research Council Consolidator Grant

Dr Eirini Theofanidou, Proposal Development Executive (EU & International),  shares insights from our recent event about the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant and highlights how you can design a competitive proposal. The ERC Consolidator Grant overview and proposal development event was held on 2 December 2019. We provided an …

Official Development Assistance – What is ODA and how can you ensure research is compliant?

In today’s blog, Dr Conor Snowden, International Development Research Manager talks about ODA funding, and how our upcoming workshop can help you learn more about accessing this type of funding. It has now been five years since the launch of the Newton Fund and the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).  …

Where to start with parliamentary and policy engagement

Today’s blog is a guest post from Harriet Barker, Impact and Knowledge Exchange Officer at the Scottish Centre for Administrative Research. In October I went along to ‘Parliament for Researchers’, a training event held across the UK run by the Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology (POST). The session started …

Unpacking the Impact of International Development Research

In today’s blog, Isobel Marr, GCRF Project Officer talks about why Theory of Change, logframes and monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) frameworks are important tools in international development research and how you can learn more through an upcoming webinar series.  International development research has been gaining momentum in the UK, …

Using social media to engage with research end users

In today’s blog, Shonagh McEwan, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Advisor brings us highlights from the recent Knowledge Exchange Learning Lunch on ‘Using Social Media to Engage Research End Users’. Social media presents many opportunities for academics to engage with users of their research. However, it can be difficult to know …

Brexit Brunching: Bringing together academics, business and policymakers

In today’s blog, Shonagh McEwan highlights how academics in CAHSS have been connecting with business representatives and policymakers on an important issue arising from Brexit: low skilled immigration to the UK. The University of Edinburgh recently hosted a Brexit Brunch titled, ‘Immigration with business representatives’. This was a roundtable format, …

Engaging business with your research: Not what you think?

In today’s blog, Shonagh McEwan shares learning from our recent event ‘Engaging Business with your Research’. Dr Jamie Cross (Associate Dean – Knowledge Exchange and Impact, CAHSS) introduced our first Knowledge Exchange Learning Lunch of the semester, on ‘Engaging Business with your Research’. He highlighted that now, more than ever, …

Show me the evidence!

In today’s blog, Shonagh McEwan from the knowledge exchange team shares highlights from a recent event on evidencing impact, organised as part of the Edinburgh College of Art’s (ECA) Research Successes Forum programme. Researchers often ask the knowledge exchange team for advice 0n how to demonstrate the impact they are …

Graduate Apprenticeships: Building skills for the the future

Anna Anderson, Research Support Adviser, explains apprenticeships and how to include a Graduate Apprentice in your research proposal. Last month, the University of Edinburgh announced that we will help deliver Scotland’s first Graduate Apprenticeship in Data Science alongside the University of St. Andrews and the global consulting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers. What …

Giving diligence its due: Managing risk at the outset for international research collaborations

In this post, Nicholas Duvall, Research Development Officer, Science and Engineering, explains the due diligence process for research proposals with an international component, and how the Research Support Office helps with this. ‘Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never led to good intention’s goal.’ Miguel …

Local Government services: Making the links between research and delivery

Guest blogger, Kim Fellows from the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) Scotland, and Dr. Shonagh McEwan, Knowledge Exchange Adviser, explore the potential for collaboration between researchers and local government. The Knowledge Exchange Team recently hosted an event bringing together researchers interested in engaging with local government and the Local Government …

In my opinion

In our latest blog, Shonagh McEwan, Knowledge Exchange Adviser, shares key tips from the recent Opinion Editorial (OpEd) writing workshop for academics. Researchers are often asked, even expected, to write for non-expert audiences. At this workshop, participants learned how to write short pieces of commentary for the media. Develop your pitch Edd …

‘Clerks, Committees & Law-Making’ – Academics and the Scottish Parliament

In our latest blog, we hear from Laura Cockram in the Knowledge Exchange Team, who is just back from a six-month secondment to the Scottish Parliament, where she worked as part of the team of clerks who facilitate the Social Security Committee. Engaging with a Committee at the Scottish Parliament …

‘From collaboration to company creation’ : Business development in the medical sciences

In today’s blog Marja Karttunen talks with Dr Emma Mickley from the commercialisation team at the College of Medicine and Vet Medicine about the role they play in helpoing take research to market. There are many reasons why academic researchers may wish to work with industry. With everyone competing over …

Your Research in the News: A Funder’s Perspective

In this blog we are delighted that Victoria Steven, Senior Media Relations Officer for Cancer Research UK in Scotland offers a funder’s view on the importance of engaging the media with your research. Have you ever wanted to spread the word about your research further than your housemates, or your …