The Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) is the
internal parliamentary research service for Members of the Scottish
Parliament. SPICe relies on access to expert information and this is gleaned
from many sources, including academic expertise.
SPICe is building on
existing engagement practices to allow Parliament to better understand what is
happening in academia (and vice versa). This will help to strengthen links with
Scotland's universities and other professional bodies - with the aim of improving the service we provide to
If you would like to find out who you can engage with in the Scottish Parliament, why you should be engaging with us, and how you should go about it, please read our guide:
‘How to get your research into the Scottish Parliament'.
For further information on academic engagement in SPICe:
Academic engagement in the Scottish Parliament
Academic Research Showcase - call for academics
What's it really like working with SPICe at the Scottish Parliament?
SPICe works with other UK legislatures to inform the development of guidance and assessment criteria for REF 2021.
SPICe hosts a number of PhD student placements each year. Students produce briefings on topics related to parliamentary business.
SPICe invites bids to its academic fellowship scheme. It enables academics to work in Holyrood on projects related to parliamentary business