The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) gives individuals general right to access recorded information held by Scotland's public authorities, promoting greater openness and accountability across the public sector.
Information can only be withheld where FOISA expressly pemits it.
Scottish public authorities are defined under Schedule 1 of the Act (FOISA) and includes Higher Education institutions, such as the University of Aberdeen. The Scottish Information Commissioner (OSIC) enforces information laws and the right of public access to public sector information.
FOISA is concerned with:
The University has adopted the single Model Publication Scheme 2013, produced and approved by the Scottish Information Commissioner.
It commits the University to:
The Secretary to the University has overall responsibility for the University's publication scheme. The University's Freedom of Information Officer has day-to-day responsibility for running the scheme.
The Publication Scheme is reviewed annually to ensure links are current and information updated.
Last reviewed 04 September 2015
Freedom of Information Officer
Policy, Planning And Governance
University of Aberdeen
telephone: +44 (0)1224 272037 or +(0)1224 273175