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Research and Innovation Services

The University of St Andrews is a research-intensive university. Research and Innovation Services (RIS) supports research, innovation and impact activities across the institution, working closely with the Vice-Principal for Research and Innovation, Finance and the Library.

The specific areas that RIS supports include:

  • research integrity, ethics and governance
  • research information, policy, and information systems, including Pure
  • research impact
  • the Research Excellence Framework, including preparations for REF 2021
  • innovation
  • technology transfer and commercialisation
  • open research, open access and research data management (these services are delivered by the digital research team). 

RIS is managed by Helen Reddy (Director), who assists the Vice-Principal for Research and Innovation, Tom Brown.  

General enquiries


Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 7220

Walter Bower House
Main Street
St Andrews
KY16 0US

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