Being a researcher at Edinburgh

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.

Induction Support for new research staff and academics.

Being a researcher in Edinburgh: Beginning Your Research Position in Edinburgh. A PDF guide for you to download.

As an agreement between Stakeholders, the Concordat to support the Career Development of Researchers (also known as the Researcher Development Concordat), is a document to support researchers’ career development and the research environment.

The Code of Practice for the Management and Career Development of Research Staff, and links to the processes and policies it outlines.

Information on research ethics, integrity, sustainability, data management and other policies which ensure our research is of the highest quality.

Researcher Realities is a 1-day event that features 3 sessions in relation to research funding, interdisciplinary integration and research valorisation.

Connect with other researchers through staff societies and / or researcher-relevant online networks.

List of some key support services from around the University that will be useful in your research role.

Researcher Development Framework (RDF)

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) is a national framework developed for researchers, which aims to help you understand the knowledge, behaviours and attitudes expected of effective and highly skilled researchers.

Find out more about the RDF


Vitae works with institutions striving for excellence in development and career support for research staff and students.

The Vitae website has a wealth of resources and advice tailored specifically to you as a researcher, whether your ambition is to stay within or move outside academia.