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 …

Crafting a compelling vision for your major research bid  

This is Part 3 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts This Blog is the third of a 10-part series looking at developing major research bids.   Last week we considered 5 essential factors for developing a winning major research bid, while also gaining key insights …

5 factors for developing a winning major research bid

This is Part 2 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts   This Blog is the second of a 10-part series looking at developing major research bids.   Last week, we looked what major research bids are, whether they are the right next step for you, and …

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 …

Findings from UKRI’s Tackling climate change report

In this post, Jonathan Rans, Strategic Research Executive, summarises UKRI’s ‘Tackling Climate Change’ report and discusses opportunities for sharing lessons both from global responses to Covid-19 and between global regions affected by climate change. On the 16 March, UKRI published its report ‘Tackling climate change: Adaptation and Resilience Opportunities.’ View …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Contemplating the UK Government’s Review of Research Bureaucracy

Sophie Lowry, Strategic Research Executive, highlights key messages from a talk she gave recently at a Westminster Higher Education Forum policy conference “Next steps for reducing bureaucratic burden in Higher Education and research – options, scope, and potential impact”. In March 2021, the UK Government launched its independent review into …

New export licensing requirements from 1st January 2021: Dual-use exports to the EU and Channel Islands

In today’s blog, Alan Campbell, Research Integrity Manager in Edinburgh Research Office, highlights new export licensing requirements for the export of certain types of goods, technology and knowhow to destinations in EU member states and the Channel Islands.  The new requirements will come into force on 1st January 2021, as …

Strategic Leadership in Research Programme 2021

Sophie Lowry, Strategic Research Executive in Edinburgh Research Office, writes about the Strategic Leadership in Research Programme 2021 and how you can apply. The Strategic Leadership in Research Programme (SLiRP) aims to equip researchers at the University of Edinburgh with the leadership skills, knowledge and behaviours required to win large-scale …

What would a more evidence-informed impact agenda look like? Response from an “impact professional”

This blog was originally posted by SKAPE: Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy at Edinburgh. Anne Sofie Laegran, Head of Knowledge Exchange and Impact in Edinburgh Research Office, responds to the SKAPE blog by Kat Smith and Justyna Bandola-Gill “What would a more evidence-informed impact agenda look like?”. Having been …

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 …

Taking Down the Red Tape: Changes to Reduce Bureaucracy in Research, Innovation & Higher Education

In today’s blog, Sophie Lowry, Strategic Research Executive in Edinburgh Research Office, writes about upcoming changes designed to help streamline the UK science funding system. Examining the UK Government’s drive to reduce administrative processes, so-called ‘red tape’, can often seem like an opaque process; but the recent announcement focused on …

Reflections on Good Research Practice: Upcoming Event

Calling all PhD Students and Post-Docs: in today’s blog, Alan Campbell, Research Integrity Manager in Edinburgh Research Office, highlights a not-to-be-missed event taking place on 29 September which will introduce researchers to key aspects of good research practice. Who takes the credit for collaborative publications?  Who takes the responsibility?  What …

Knowledge exchange during physical distancing

In today’s blog, Dr Shonagh McEwan, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Advisor (CAHSS), in Edinburgh Research Office, shares new resources and insights into knowledge exchange during physical distancing. Over the past few months, we have seen our researchers pivot their research and knowledge exchange (KE) plans as a result of a …

New resource on financial management and post award administration

In today’s blog, Jennifer Mills, from the Research Grants team in Edinburgh Research Office, highlights new financial management and post award administration information and resources available for researchers. We have recently launched new website resources to aid financial management and post award administration of research projects. View the new webpages …

International Collaborations: Identifying security threats and protecting research

In today’s blog, Alan Campbell, Research Integrity Manager in Edinburgh Research Office, highlights new government guidance which helps researchers protect their work against threats including appropriation by hostile state actors, misuse of technology for nefarious purposes and loss of publication and intellectual property rights.    A new toolkit from the …

Thoughts on the UK Research and Development Roadmap

In today’s blog Sophie Lowry, Strategic Research Executive at Edinburgh Research Office writes about the UK Government’s Research and Development roadmap. It continues to be a busy year for research policy announcements. In early July, the UK Government released its long awaited Research and Development roadmap. This 60-page document upholds …

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 …

Export Control: Implications for remote and blended teaching and research

In today’s blog, Alan Campbell, Research Integrity Manager in Edinburgh Research Office, explains the potential implications that the export control system has for remote and blended models of teaching and research in sensitive technologies. The UK Government’s export control regime is designed to prevent goods, technology and knowhow deemed sensitive …

Covid-19 update for academic and research staff

A message to our research community from Prof. Jonathan Seckl, Senior Vice-Principal and Dr. Lorna Thomson, Director of Edinburgh Research Office. Firstly, a note of thanks. To all who have shifted to home working, restructuring your research to desk-based studies, to those who are finding innovative ways to repurpose research …

Support for our researchers during COVID-19

In today’s blog, Lorna Thomson, Director of Edinburgh Research Office, explains how we are continuing to support the research community during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. It’s been an intense and fast-moving couple of weeks. As we all find our feet with new working arrangements and routines, I would like to …

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 …

January 2020 update – impact of Brexit on EU funded research under Horizon 2020 (H2020)

Áine Ryan, Research Funding Manager (EU and International), provides the latest update regarding the impact of Brexit on Horizon 2020 funding. Researchers and businesses based in the UK can continue to participate in, bid for and lead projects (including ERC and MSCA-IF) in the European Union’s (EU) flagship programme Horizon …

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 …