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General University Ethics Panel: Get me out of here

It may not happen very often, but the basic principle of participants being free to withdraw from a research study is central to the idea of voluntary participation on the basis of informed consent.

Inside the General University Ethics Panel

However much we recognise the importance of ethics in research, we all know that applying for ethical approval can feel like an additional bureaucratic hurdle. Particularly when there are a million other things to be done in the early stages… Continue Reading →

Using game-inspired, arts-informed thinking to research cultural events

In case you’ve missed it Professor Claire Squires is currently at the University of Melbourne completing a visiting professorship with her collaborator Beth Driscoll. Beth and Claire have been collaborating on a number of book festival related projects and coming up with… Continue Reading →

Trail blazing data linkage for looked after children in Scotland

In ground-breaking work the team from Permanently Progressing? Building secure futures for children in Scotland study have been involved in work, never before undertaken, to link and analyse administrative data on looked after children collected by the Scottish Government and… Continue Reading →

A reflection on 2017 for RIS

It’s safe to say that the Research & Innovation Services team is busy all year round.  Whilst the University year is August to July, the calendar year is still relevant to us all personally and, as it draws to a… Continue Reading →

Using policy studies and evidence to make an impact

Paul Cairney (@CairneyPaul), Professor of Politics and Public Policy (Faculty of Arts & Humanities), has been working with a wide range of scholars and practitioners to develop practical advice from policy studies. Here we discuss his aim to combine insights from… Continue Reading →

Resources for Researchers at Stirling

At Stirling we have a great range of resources to support our staff including opportunities specifically targeted at researchers as well as training which is open to all.  We also have access to a range of external on-line materials, and… Continue Reading →

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