1-11 Introduction to the publication scheme
Provides general information about the publication scheme.
8.1 General information
This category covers general information about how to make contact with the institution. It includes information about how to complain about the institution, and how to serve formal documents on it. It is aimed at providing very general information for the public. More detailed information will be provided in other categories.
12.2 Access to information
This category tells people how to request information from the institution, both under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act and the Data Protection Act. It also covers institutional procedures for these pieces of legislation.
This category covers information relating to the way the institution is governed and how decisions are made. It includes information on the legal status of the institution, which individual member of staff or group within the organisation is responsible for specific functions and where they fit in the overall structure of the organisation.
12.4 Financial resources
This category covers information on the institution's strategy and management of financial resources. The finance departmentprovides accounting, procurement and contracting services, helping to make best use of resources and fulfilling statutory responsibilities.
12.5 Corporate planning
This category provides information on the institution's mission and major strategic plans.
Collaborative procurements may be led by central bodies such as Procurement Scotland, APUC Limited, Excel, NHS National Procurement or Central Government Procurement Centre of Expertise. Information about the procurement services these organisations provide to the institution may be obtained direct from the organisations.
12.7 Management of research
This category covers information relating to the institution's management and funding of its research activities; it does not include the actual results or data of research undertaken.
12.8 Commercialisation and knowledge transfer
This category provides information about the institution's mechanisms for supporting the commercialisation of outputs from its research activities.
12.9 Human resources
This category covers information on the institution's strategy and management of human resources, rather than information relating to individual members of staff (exempt from disclosure as personal information). The information available covers Personnel policies and procedures (including terms and conditions of service and all current versions of the information specified in each class).
12.10 Physical resources
Classes in this category cover information at a strategic level relating to the institution's management of its physical resources. Some of this information is required to be published under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
12.11 Health and safety
This category covers information about the institution's health and safety policies, risk assessment policies, procedures and record.
12.12 Equality and diversity
This category provides information about the institution's policies and strategies regarding equality and diversity.
12.13 Support for disabled people
This category provides information about the institution's policies, procedures, and support for disabled people, including information about accessibility of major buildings and services . In some instances information will be exempt from disclosure where it contains personal information, or information which, if released, may substantially prejudice the commercial interests of any person, endanger the physical or mental health or the safety of an individual, substantially prejudice the effective conduct of public affairs, or constitute an actionable breach of confidence.
12.14 Student administration and support
This category contains information on how the institution manages the administration and progression of their students from admission to course completion, including student support services.
12.15 Teaching quality
This category contains information regarding the management of teaching quality in the institution including mechanisms for reviewing and ensuring the quality of teaching provided.
12.16 Information services
This category covers those functions within the institution that provide access to information for the student body and both academic and administrative staff. These include libraries, computing services, archive services, and information support services. Such functions may be managed separately from each other, or in various combinations. These services routinely explain their facilities (and the conditions of their use) to students, staff and the general public and it is information of this nature that is included within this category .
12.17 External and community relations
This category covers information relating to the institution's relationship with its external environment. These include how it manages its relationship with the local community and how it retains contact with its former staff and students. By virtue of its nature most institutions will probably find that the majority of these classes are already made available to the public by some means.
12.18 Government and regulator relations
This category covers information the institution provides to government and external regulators and information provided to the Scottish Funding Council for monitoring purposes. By virtue of its nature most institutions will probably find that the majority of these classes are already made available to the public by some means. Members of the public are also likely to find the same or related information is available from the external partners the institution has links with.