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​Research Policies and Guidance

Research staff and students must be aware of the various university policies regarding research. Many of these are based on legal obligations, REF requirements and all aim to ensure that Edinburgh Napier research is not only of excellent quality but can be shown to comply to the best UK and international research practices.


Business Engagement

CPD Definitions


Intellectual Property (IP) Policy

Intellectual Property (IP) Policy​ (PDF)


Open Access

Open Access Policy (Adobe PDF)

Open Access Blog


Research Data

Research Data Management Guidance for Researchers

Research Data Management Policy (Adobe PDF)

NOVI Guidelines


Research Degrees

Staff Undertaking Doctoral Qualification Approved (PDF)

​​Joint RPG Fee Waiver Proposal (PDF)


Research Integrity

Research Integrity Guidance for Researchers


Research Time

​​​​​​​​Guidelines for Academic Staff Research & Innovation Time