Research staff

We provide a range of tailored workshops, advice and other opportunities for academic research staff (for example, post-docs, research fellows, research assistants and associates and technicians).

Research Staff Brochure

The Research Staff brochure outlines the IAD's personal and professional development training and support for research staff.

IAD Research staff brochure (875.14 KB / PDF)

You can quickly see our upcoming workshops for research staff this month at our At A Glance - Workshops This Month webpage.

IAD workshops and online resources for academic research staff. These workshops are free to all University of Edinburgh academic research staff.

Information & support: Induction Support; new researcher guide; Code of Practice for the Management & Career Development of Research Staff; Researcher Development Concordat; Good practice and conduct in research; Researcher Realities day; list of networks & support services.

Resources, courses and workshops to assist you with your professional development, with focused information about writing retreats and leadership programmes.

Career planning guidance, including: career management workshops, career path case studies, Thriving in Your Research Position guide, and mentoring. *NEW* Careers Month - June 2024 - find out more here.

Targeted training and resources to do with academic publishing processes, collaborations, and Open Access.

Online resources and workshops to assist you on various aspects of a research project.

Workshops and online guides that assist you in developing your grant writing skills.

Support in your role as lecturer and supervisor.

Online resources and training events that enable you to enhance your networking and collaboration skills, along with finessing communication skills to reach different audiences.

Includes links to the latest IAD research staff newsletter, twitter account, IAD4Researchers blog and our Research Staff Brochure.

Related links

Research Staff Hub: The Research Staff Hub, supported by the Institute for Academic Development (IAD), has been created as part of the University’s commitment to the Researcher Development Concordat

The Hub brings together resources from across the University to support research staff to undertake their role, develop themselves and progress their career.  It contains a wealth of information on topics such as open research, ethics and integrity and research partnerships, as well as funding, health and wellbeing, and community and networking. 

View the Research Staff Hub  

IAD4Researchers - Researcher Development Blog

IAD4Researchers is where we share experiences, promote events and courses, including careers support, update on Concordat developments, and reflect on our work supporting researchers at all stages.

IAD4Researchers Blog