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James MacPherson 
 
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
9 December 2011  
Our Ref: FOI 2011/299 – F0184958 
 
 
Dear Mr MacPherson, 
 
Re: Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information 
 
Thank you for your email which was received by the University on 10 November 2011 timed 
09:39 hours, requesting the following information: 
 
“1. I am interested to know the name and job title of the person who authorised the 
purchase order for the procurement of the new Research System from Agresso? 
2. What is the composition of the Project Board overseeing the implementation of the 
new Research System? 
3. Will you please send me minutes of all meetings of the Project Board overseeing the 
implementation of the new Research System?” 
 
University’s Response 
 
1. I am interested to know the name and job title of the person who authorised the 
purchase order for the procurement of the new Research System from Agresso? 
The purchase order was approved by the following people due to the value of the contract: 
Robert Speir, Group Financial Controller  
Robert Fraser, Finance Director  
David Newall, Secretary of Court  
Central Purchasing - Julia Kerr, Deputy Head of Purchasing  
Purchasing officer - Fiona Jamieson, Finance Directorate Secretary 
 
2. What is the composition of the Project Board overseeing the implementation of the 
new Research System? 
Transforming Research Management Project Board 
Mr. Robert Fraser, Director of Finance (Convener)  
Professor Steve Beaumont, Vice Principal, Research & Enterprise  
Ms. Joanne Hulley, Head of Research Support, Research Support Office 
Mr. Gordon Scott, Human Resources Policy Development Manager  
Dr. Catherine Martin, College Secretary, Arts  
Ms. Louise Virdee, College Research Manager, Social Sciences  
 
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Ms. Alice Gee, Head of Research Administration, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life 
Sciences 
4 College Deans of Research: 
Professor Muffy Calder, College of Science & Engineering 
Professor Adrienne Scullion, College of Arts 
Professor Graeme Milligan, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences 
Professor Catherine Schenk, College of Social Sciences 
 
3. Will you please send me minutes of all meetings of the Project Board overseeing the 
implementation of the new Research System?
 
Please find attached as Appendix A the minutes of the only Project Board meeting held to 
date.  Names of attendees external to the University have been redacted as (a) they are 
considered as personal data as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998, and (b) the release of 
the information would be in breach of the data protection principles, in particular: 
 
  1st Principle [Fair and Lawful processing]; 
  2nd Principle [Reason for Processing]; 
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  8th Principle [Transfer of personal data]  
 
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