Information for Staff and Students

Information for current staff and students.

Informatics staff and student expenses guidance 

Expenses Guidance

Booking Travel 

Travel Guidance 

Business related travel is booked through Diversity Travel, the University approved travel agent.  Bookings can made by the traveller using the self service method (details in the travel guidance link above) or the admin team can arrange bookings on behalf of the traveller.  The institute admin office can be contacted by email at:

The guidance includes details about travel risk assessments.  A risk assessment must be completed for all UK travel which involves an overnight stay and for all European/international travel.  Copies of the risk assessments can be found within the travel guidance pages.  Please note, this step should be completed prior to any travel bookings being made.

Funding for business related travel should always be arranged and agreed in advance.  If you have any queries regarding your funding source, please speak to your supervisor/manager in the first instance. Alternatively, you can contact the relevant finance team: 

Grant/project funding:

Start-up funds/School funding:


 Applications for Institute funding

Institute funding should only be applied for after you have checked with your supervisor that there are no alternative funds available to cover your anticipated costs.  This source of funding is reserved for those who do not have access to any any other funding sources.  Important note, applications for funding MUST be submitted in advance of costs occurring.

UKRI Open Access Fund

Research Council funded researchers can apply to a central fund to pay for Open Access publication costs.

UKRI Open Access Fund | The University of Edinburgh

Annual Review information for students and supervisors

IPAB AI DVD collection 

The DVD titles available in this collection illustrate the presentation of Artificial Intelligence in Cinema.  These DVDs can be checked out for three days by any registered Edinburgh University person from 3rd year upwards. The collection is available from the institute admin office in room IF 1.33, IF.