Scottish Higher Education Information Practitioners

The Group supports Scottish Higher Education Institutions to comply with information legislation and encouraging best practice.

SHEIP is an informal group under the Universities Scotland umbrella for those working in Scottish Higher Education Institutions and responsible for implementing data protection and freedom of information legislation. Members of the Group have been nominated by their institutions, and Universities Scotland has endorsed the Group's establishment.

The purpose of the group is to support Scottish Higher Education Institutions in their work principally to comply with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Data Protection law and to encourage best practice particularly in records management.

The group discusses common issues of concern, shares experiences and information, explores opportunities for collaboration, and keeps each other up-to-date with the latest developments in the field.