Accessibility statement

Last updated: 05 October 2021

This website is run by University of Edinburgh on behalf of Research Data Scotland.

We want it to be accessible and usable for as many people as possible.

We try to make our website more accessible by using:

  • Larger fonts
  • An easy-to-read colour scheme

You should be able to:

  • Change the zoom level, window size, and window orientation, up to a 400% zoom level
  • Navigate using a keyboard


Contact us if you:

  • Cannot access any part of this site or want to report an accessibility problem
  • Need information on this website in a different format. Such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille

We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as we can.



Research Data Scotland
The Bayes Centre
47 Potterrow


The Equality and Human Rights Commission enforces the accessibility regulations (the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018).

If you're not happy with how we respond to your feedback, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service. They are an independent advice service. They will advise you on what to do next.


Research Data Scotland is committed to making its websites accessible in line with the accessibility regulations.

This accessibility statement applies to the RDS Metadata Catalogue:

Compliance status

This website will be partially compliant with the regulations, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Potentially non-accessible content

This website uses complex English

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is not-compliant with the regulations:

Some text does not appear clear - mostly text within images where no alt text is available. This issue will be fixed by Dec 2021.

Preparation of statement

This statement was prepared on 05 October 2021.

These web pages were provisionally reviewed internally in September 2021.