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A GUIDE TO INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE MODEL PUBLICATION SCHEME 2015

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the Act) requires Scottish public authorities to produce and maintain a publication scheme. Authorities are under a legal obligation to:

  • publish the classes of information that they make routinely available
  • tell the public how to access the information and what it might cost

Moredun Research Institute has adopted the Model Publication Scheme 2015 produced by the Scottish Information Commissioner. The scheme has the Commissioner’s approval until 31 May 2019. It should be noted that the Moredun Research Institute is the only part of the Moredun Group which receives Scottish Government funding and as such is the only part of the Group required to comply with Freedom of Information requests.

You can see this scheme at the following link: www.itspublicknowledge.info/publicationschemeguidance or by contacting us at the address below.

The purpose of this Guide to Information is to:

  • allow you to see what information is available (and what is not available) in relation to each class.
  • state what charges may be applied.
  • explain how you can find the information easily.
  • provide contact details for enquiries and to get help with accessing the information.
  • explain how to request information we hold that has not been published.

Availability and formats

The information we publish through the model scheme is, wherever possible, available on our website. We offer alternative arrangements for people who do not want to, or cannot, access the information online or by inspection at our premises. For example, we can usually arrange to send information to you in paper copy (although there may be a charge for this).

Exempt information

We will publish the information we hold that falls within the classes of information below. If a document contains information that is exempt under Scotland’s freedom of information laws (for example sensitive personal information or a trade secret), we may remove or redact the information before publication but we will explain why.

Copyright

Where Moredun Research Institute holds the copyright in its published information, the information may be copied or reproduced without formal permission, provided that:

  • it is copied or reproduced accurately
  • it is not used in a misleading context, and
  • the source of the material is identified

Where Moredun Research Institute does not hold the copyright in inofrmation we publish, we will make this clear.

Charges

This section explains when we may make a charge for our publications and how any charge will be calculated.

There is no charge to view information on our website or at our premises

We may charge for providing information to you e.g., photocopying and postage, but we will charge you no more than it actually costs us to do so. We will always tell you what the cost is before providing the information to you.

Our photocopying charge per sheet of paper is shown in the tables below:

Black and white photocopying

Size of paper

Pence per sheet of paper

A3

20p

A4

10p

 

Colour photocopying

Size of paper

Pence per sheet of paper

A3

£1

A4

50p

 

Information provided on CD-Rom will be charged at £1.00 per computer disc.

Postage costs will be recharged at the rate we pay to send the information to you.

When providing copies of pre-printed publications, we will charge no more than the cost per copy of the total print run. 

We do not pass any other costs on to you in relation to our published information.

This charging schedule does not apply to our commercial publications (see Class 8 below). These items are offered for sale through retail outlets such as book shops, academic journal websites or museum shops and their price reflects a ‘market value’ which may include the cost of production.

Contact us

You can contact us for assistance with any aspect of this publication scheme:

 

The Company Secretary

Moredun Research Institute

Pentlands Science Park

Bush Loan

Penicuik

EH26 0PZ

fiona.vandepeear@moredun.ac.uk

0131 445 5111

 

We will also advise you how to ask for information that we do not publish, or how to complain if you are dissatisfied with any aspect of this publication scheme.

Freedom Of Information Guide To The Classes Of Information That We Publish

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