Privacy Policy

Information about you: how we use it and with whom we share it


The Edinburgh Neuroscience website uses Google Analytics to collect information, via cookies, about how our website is used by visitors. This allows us to understand which pages are useful to our visitors and to ensure that our website functions properly on the software platforms and mobile devices our visitors use. Information is retained for 26 months before it is deleted to allow for year-on-year usage comparisons.

PhD application forms

When you email us your PhD application form, the information you provide will be used by the University to process and assess your application for a PhD position at the university. As part of this process we may disclose information about you to the PhD funding body.  In line with the university retention policy we will hold the personal data you provided on the application form for the following periods:  
  • Applications from unsuccessful candidates will be deleted 6 months after the PhD you applied for commences.
  • Applications from successful candidates will be retained for 6 years after completion of the PhD.

Mailing Lists

We are using information about you because you have given us your consent to receive emails from Edinburgh Neuroscience.
  • We will not pass your information onto a third party.
  • We will hold your personal data until you inform us you wish to unsubscribe from the mailing list. You can unsubscribe by emailing

If you have any questions, please contact

Public mailing list:

We will use the information you have provided in order to send you emails, roughly once a month, informing you of public events you may be interested in attending e.g. events organised by Edinburgh Neuroscience or involving Edinburgh Neuroscience members.

For staff and students: We will use the information you have provided in order to send you emails, including a weekly newsletter, informing you of various events and opportunities you may be interested in. We will be using Dotdigital to send the newsletter.


You may also review the University of Edinburgh’s standard privacy policy.