8.7 Management of Research

This category covers information relating to the institution's management and funding of its research activities; it does not include the actual results or data of research undertaken.

Research funding

Statistical information on the major sources of the institution's research funding

Amount of SFC Main Research Grant and other formulaic/non-formulaic SFC grants for research are available on the SFC website (*):

Scottish Funding Council

A breakdown of the Research Grants and Contracts income is included in the University's Financial Statements:

Financial Statements 

Statistical information about funding from research councils, research charities and other major bodies is available from Policy and Planning, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA.

Management Information 

Research quality

Results of external measurement of the quality of the institution's research

Institutional performance in the Research Assessment Exercise/Research Excellence Framework (*):

REF 2021

Research strategies

Summary information on institutional-level strategic plans for research

Research Strategy:

Research Strategy 2015-2021

Strategic Plan:

Our Strategy 

Research management structures

A description of the structures the institution uses to manage its research activity

Information about the Directorate of Research and Innovation Services and the work that they do can be found at:


Information about the University's research themes and research programmes

Research themes

Research programmes

The Research Committee has responsibility for overseeing the governance of research. The remit of the Research Committee is available at:

Committee Remits and Compositions

Research support arrangements

Institution's procedures for supporting research
Details of the Institute of Advanced Studies:

Institute of Advanced Studies 

Details of the support available for researchers:


Research ethics

The institution's research ethics policies and procedures

Institutional policies and codes of practice on good practice in research, ethical conduct and avoidance of research fraud. Information on how the institution investigates allegations of research malpractice:

Research Ethics and integrity 

Research Governance 

Research students policies and procedures

The institution's policies and procedures for supervising and examining research students

Regulations governing postgraduate research study

Postgraduate Research Regulations  

Code of Practice for the Support of Postgraduate Research Students:

Code of Practice - Research Degrees 

Information on how students can complain about supervision arrangements:

Complaints Handling Procedure 

* If you have any trouble accessing this external information please contact us (foiunit@stir.ac.uk) and we will provide you with this information.

September 2022