Exploring the Edinburgh Futures Institute: Resources and support for data-driven research

In this guest blog post, Anna Votsi, EFI Research Proposals Manager, shares information about EFI’s research priorities and the support available to researchers. The Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) is an interdisciplinary hub housing data driven research and innovation working to address major societal challenges through a programme of research, teaching, …

Metrics Mythbusting – Research Grants

You’ve just been appointed Head of School. A major research funder for your department has just reported major losses to income. Another has shifted their funding priorities and eligibility criteria. You have colleagues who have been applying to the same funder for years. How can you safeguard long term stability …

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 …

How to tackle the outline and interview stages of major research bids

This is Part 9 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts Last week Dr Anne-Sofie Laegran set out her 5 top tips for embedding impact into your major research bid. Blog 8 | 5 tips for embedding impact into your major research bid – how your …

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 …

5 strategic elements to consider when developing your major research bid

This is Part 4 of a 10 part mini-series. Click here to view all current posts This Blog is the fourth of a 10-part series looking at developing major research bids. Last week we focused on the importance of having a clear research vision and its many purposes, tools to help …

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 …

Learning from others’ interdisciplinary career paths

In this post Jonathan Rans, Strategic Research Executive, introduces the most recent additions to our Interdisciplinary toolkit – a set of case studies focusing on the career paths of University of Edinburgh interdisciplinary researchers. Interdisciplinary research is growing in importance, highlighted by the increase in research funding schemes and calls …

Petition for an increased EU budget for research and innovation

Alan Kennedy explains the background to the current petition calling for an increased EU budget for research and innovation. Euroscience and the ‘Initiative for Science in Europe’ have created a petition to call for an increased EU budget for research and innovation. As you probably know the European Commission, in …