This blog describes the goals and the work of the Research Data Support team, which supports the Research Data Service in cooperation with others across Information Services at the University of Edinburgh. We aim to provide topical updates and insights about data-related issues of interest to the University research community on a regular (monthly) basis.

Edinburgh research community contributions welcome!


Editor: Robin Rice, robin.rice [ @ ] ed.ac.uk

Research Data Support team contacts

Research Data Service Steering Group membership

Prof Andrew Millar (Chair): School of Biological Sciences & SynthSys
Robin Rice: Data Librarian and Head, Research Data Support

College Representative, College of Science & Engineering (CSE) [vacant]
Prof Melissa Terras: College Representative, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (CAHSS)
Fraser Muir: CAHSS Chief Information Officer
Sheila Fraser: College IT Liaison, College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Victoria Dishon: College IT Liaison, CSE

Dominic Tate: Head, Library Research Support
David Fergusson: Head, Research Services, IT Infrastructure
Tony Weir: Director, IT Infrastructure
Mark Parsons: Director, EPCC
Kevin Ashley: Director, Digital Curation Centre (DCC)

Steering group documents are available to University of Edinburgh members logged into the University wiki.

RDM Policy and Roadmap

The service aims to fulfill the aspirations of the University of Edinburgh’s Research Data Management Policy, passed by the University Court in May, 2011.
Strategic goals of the service are set out in sequential versions of the Research Data Management Roadmap, beginning in 2012. The latest Roadmap covers the 3-year period of August, 2017-July, 2020.


This blog was set up by the ‘RDM Action Group’ at the University of Edinburgh in 2013.

For more background information, see our first post:
Background to the Edinburgh Research Data Blog

Last update: 23 July, 2021

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