Information for authors and contributors

Read the guidelines below and if you’d like to submit your research, contact us.

What is Research Unbound?

  • The idea is to encourage researchers to share and discuss their findings
  • Research Unbound is built on WordPress, the popular blogging platform
  • This means you can post updates and other people can comment
  • Researchers may include practitioners, policy-makers and academics, as well as people supported by services
  • Your research may be complete or in progress

Subject matter and acceptance

  • Your topic should have relevance to practitioners in Scotland
  • We have a small editorial review group but there is no peer review
  • Iriss reserves the right to accept or reject submissions at its sole discretion
  • If your research is not selected for inclusion we may offer suggestions on other ways of sharing

How it works

  • We will set up a blog and give you instructions
  • If your research is just beginning you can start with a page discussing its objectives
  • You add information and comment as your research progresses
  • If your research is complete you can submit all your findings
  • We encourage the inclusion of multimedia:  still images, video and audio


By submitting your research you agree to Research Unbound Terms and Conditions.  In brief:

  • You warrant that you are the owner and have permission or authority to make this agreement
  • You retain ownership of your material and  you may update and amend the content as you wish
  • We ask you to commit to keep your research on Research Unbound for a minimum of one year
  • You may export the content of your blog at any time and we will offer reasonable assistance to do this