Request a new website
Information for staff members who require web presence for themselves or their research group, project or themselves.
Informatics research and academic staff requiring web presence have a few options to choose from depending on the purpose of the web presence and requirements.
The Informatics Communications Team can create the structure for your research group website on the school content management system (InfWeb, which is the version of CMS the University is using). Please note that you will be responsible for creating and maintaining this content. It will require you and/or delegated members of your staff to attend the University CMS training (EdWeb training), Effective Digital Content training. You will also have to ensure your website is GDPR and Accessibility Regulations-compliant. InfWeb as a CMS generally ensures compliance with web accessibility to a degree (e.g. alternative text, colour schemes).
Examples of InfWeb research group pages:
Regulations and training:
If you would like to request a structure on Inf Web for your web presence, please fill in the form below. Please note that at the moment (April 2021) the Comms Team are not able to create new websites quickly and you have to allow at least a month for having the initial structure in place.
Academic blogging service
University offers space on their WordPress-based blogging service. Although mostly used for teaching, they can be the right option for presenting your research.
Univerity Wiki service
Colleagues may also apply for a wiki space on the University wiki.
AFS file space
If you wish to create your own HTML web presence this can appear at the AFS web location of http://groups.inf.ed.ac.uk/project-name/. There are also "workshops.inf", "events.inf", and "conferences.inf" URLs. Please note that these webpages will still require to be compliant with GDPR and web accessibility regulations and will be audited by the Comms team. If you are not sure how to make your pages compliant with web accessibility, then perhaps this is not the right option for you.
This and other options are explained on Computing help pages:
If you're unsure which option would be best for you, please contact InfComms.
Informatics personal pages
Informatics profile pages are database-driven. If you’d like to have your room number/position changed please get in touch with InfHR.
If you have another personal page (e.g. research-related) you can add a link to it using webmark self-service. You can also add your research interest using the form.
Formatting of that may be an issue so it’s best to keep it as short plain text, and not assume any formatting will survive.
If you're after a more comprehensive personal page you might want to go down the AFS file space route - this will be similar to route pages. You will need to contact computing for this. GDPR/web accessibility regulations still apply.
University personal pages
All staff members can also create and edit their own University profile page (they do not have to be EdWeb trained).
Guidance on editing your University profile page can be found on the EdWeb support wiki.