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University of Edinburgh adopts UKRIO’s Code of Practice for Research


The research community has responded very positively to the publication of UKRIO’s Code of Practice for Research, a reference tool to support researchers and research organisations in the conduct of research of the highest quality. We regularly receive enquiries from individuals and institutional representatives on its use and adoption.

The University of Edinburgh recently announced that it, like many other research organisations, is adopting our Code. Hamish MacAndrew, Head of Research Support and Development at Edinburgh Research and Innovation stated:

 “The UKRIO Code sets the gold standard and is regularly reviewed to take into account changes in legislation, and to reflect national and international best practice. I think that colleagues will find it a very readable and practical guide.”

UKRIO welcomes the adoption of the Code by the University of Edinburgh and other research organisations. Further information on the Code of Practice for Research is available to download and can also be requested from UKRIO. A formal survey on the use and uptake of UKRIO’s published standards for research is planned for later in 2010.

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