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 & 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 (*):

RAE 2008
REF 2014

Research strategies

Summary information on institutional-level strategic plans for research

Research Strategy:

Research Strategy 2015-2021 

Strategic Plan:

Our Strategy

REF Code of Practice:

Code of Practice Governing the Selection of Staff for Submissions to the 2014 REF

Research management structures

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

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

Research & Innovation Services

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 Stirling Graduate School:

Stirling Graduate School

Details of the support available for researchers:

Support 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 Integrity
Research Governance
Research Ethics


Research students policies and procedures 

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

Regulations governing research postgraduate study

Research Postgraduate Regulations
Stirling Graduate School

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 Handline Procedure


* - If you have any trouble accessing this external information please contact us ( and we will provide you with this information.

May 2017

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