Research and advice support

Researcher working in a laboratory




Internet, email and services


After the registration or acceptance procedure an email account (username) associated with your researcher profile is generated and sent to you before your arrival. It ends in This will be your official e-mail address for University contacts and allows you to identificate and access a variety of information systems and services available for the University community members, such as the Eduroam wireless network.

Learn more about how to configure your email account.

Provided you have a Universidade de Vigo email address, you can access our Wireless Campus Network in all campuses. UVigo is part of the Eduroam Wireless Network, which can be used by researchers as a secure, worldwide wireless access service for the international research and education community.

Connect on campus

Wireless Campus Networks

Learn more at IT FAQ


The Online Secretary (aka Secretaría or Secretaría virtual) is the gateway to UVigo's digital services. It allows you to carry out online some academic and administrative procedures and have access to additional applications and utilities. Once you have your University username and password you will be able to access personalised content on your device as well as get the latest University news.

ICT Service & Online Secretary can help you to use electronic procedures, WiFi & VPN connections, software downloads, etc.

Go to Secretaria


IT resources & software handbooks


Need help?

I&CT Service
ICT Help Desk
Mon-Fri. 8h30 to 20h30


By using the Electronic Office, any citizen or member of the university community can carry out formalities and submit documentation in the register of the Universidade de Vigo telematically. This offers a new way of attention to the citizen enjoying an electronic registration 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, more easily & quickly and securely.

Digital signature certificate issued by The Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (Royal Spanish Mint) is required. See here how to get it.



Ethics in research

Professional responsibility & attitude

As a member of staff at the Universidade de Vigo you are expected to conduct all aspects of your academic life with integrity and in a professional manner. Researchers should adhere to the recognised ethical practices and fundamental ethical principles appropriate to their discipline(s) as well as to good practice in Research standards as documented in the different national, sectoral or institutional Codes of Ethics. 

Ethics Commission

If you have questions about the ethical aspects of your research work, you are welcome to contact the Ethical Advisory Board at Universidade de Vigo. We can assist with an advisory ethical assessment of the project regarding resources, the relationship and information pertaining to research participants, and the collection, processing, publication and archiving of data.

Good practice in Research 

The Universidade de Vigo describes practices and recommendations that have been established by experts or taken as reference as good practice and are generally accepted by members of academic & research staff at the university

A full explanation of professional responsibility and attitude in Research, including information on the Universidade de Vigo’s approach to plagiarism is available here in the following link.


Contact for ethical aspects
Vice-Rector for Research
Mon. to Fri. 9h00 to 14h00


Data protection

Universidade de Vigo is responsible for making sure that all processing of personal data that takes place within its activities is correct and follows the Data Protection Ordinance (DFS) (General Data Protection Ordinance, GDPR): The European Parliament and Council’s Ordinance EU 2016/697) and national laws.
A personal data ombudsman has been appointed to organise the work with GDPR.

PD Ombudswoman
Faculty of Law
Mon. to Fri. 9h00 to 14h00


Industrial and intelectual property

Industrial  and  intellectual  property  related  to  the  results  of  research activities,  as  well  as  the  documentation  and  the  digital,  biological, chemical  material  or  any  other  type  of  material  resulting  from  these activities, belongs to the Universidade de Vigo, except when these activities have been outsourced to third parties.

R&D Office
Mon. to Fri. 9h00 to 14h00


Transfer of knowledge

Dissemination & Exploitation of research results

The Universidade de Vigo has among its objectives to promote the well-being and progress of society, contributing with its capabilities and resources to the advancement of knowledge, social development, economic growth and job creation. The University promotes research, transfer and innovation, aligning them with the challenges of society and the needs of the productive framework. The capabilities of our researchers must be put at the service of society through, among other actions, collaboration with companies in the field of knowledge transfer and innovation.

The mission of the R&D Office is to carry out work on the transfer of R & D & I capabilities and results to the socio-economic environment for teaching and research staff (PDI), companies and other external entities.

Further information:


Open Science and Open Access

UVigo is committed to promote the dissemination of teaching and research in the information society context and the possibilities of electronic publishing. An Open Access policy has been set in order to ensure the widest possible dissemination of research results.

Open Science
Vice-Rector for Research, Transfer and Innovation
Mon. to Fri. 9h00 to 14h00

Open Access. 
University Library. Área de Repositorio Institucional
Mon. to Fri. 9h00 to 14h00


Science communication

Scientific Culture Unit (UCC+i)


Research services and resources

As a researcher, you can access to a wide variety of facilities including infrastructures and large-scale equipment dedicated to offering specialised technical services available in the Universidade de Vigo and its surroundings on the local and regional environment. The laboratories and support services offered by the university are structured to aid sectors in their research, innovation and knowledge transfer. 

Database and map of scientific-technical equipment and services

Vice-Rector for Research
Mon. to Fri. 9h00 to 14h00
Mon. to Fri. 9h00 to 14h00

With 11 major libraries throughout the campuses and several departmental libraries, the Universidade de Vigo ensures that a comfortable work environment is always close to you and you should be able to find what you need. The Library’s services are extensive, encompassing training courses, access to prestigious international journals and databases, exhibitions, bibliography and research tools, and personalised services for those with disabilities.
Information and support is available in person at our Helpdesks, or electronically online.

Learn more

University Library
Mon. to Fri. 9h00 to 14h00


The International Projects Office (OPI) handles the administrative, financial and organisational burden related to international research projects, ensuring that you can dedicate your time solely to conducting research activities. Some of the services you can get are information on calls for international projects, advice on the preparation of proposals within the national & international programmes or preparation of financial reports to the public funders.

Learn more

International Projects Office
Mon. to Fri. 9h00 to 14h00


Research Services supports researchers to conduct a research project at the Universidade de Vigo, to carry on specific research activities or to consider requirements and contractual and legal obligations by delivering the required results (e.g. thesis, publications, patents, reports, new products development, start-ups, etc) and disseminating your research (e.g. identify and valorise R&D results for their commercialization by industry and entities worldwide).

Additionally, Administrative services are responsible for the policies as Human Resources and contract management, Salaries / Finance, Occupational Health, Equality and Diversity, Working conditions or Quality.

Learn more


R&D Office (Research Results Transfer Office)
Mon. to Fri. 9h00 to 14h00


The Academic Management Services are responsible for the management, organisation and provision of services relating to all degree and non-degree programmes of the Universidade de Vigo. Students can take care of procedures and solve any problem regarding enrolment, registration, examinations, tuition fees, diplomas and certificates or teaching matters. These services provide also career guidance services to students and alumni.

We run on-campus online courses and one-to-one consultations for postgraduate students, designed to help improve your academic performance and transferable skill set.

Further information:



Standards and forms

Selection & Recruitment

The Universidade de Vigo is committed to the OTM-R principles in its recruitment and selection policy.

Universidade de Vigo researchers are invited to join the profile of our University in the EURAXESS Platform from where they can disseminate the contracts in charge of their projects. Our goal is to ensure that the best candidate is recruited for a particular job through an open, transparent and merit-based selection process.
Mon. to Fri. 9h00 to 14h00


Purchasing management is done centrally through a specific ordering application.

Research support units
Mon. to Fri. 9h00 to 14h00


Support Research Centres

Central research services

The role of the CACTI is the acquisition, management and centralized use of large scientific equipment to provide scientific and technological support to members of the University Community.

@LIMS is a web platform for requesting and tracking the services offered by CACTI.
Mon. to Fri. 9h00 to 14h00

Toralla Marine Science Station

ECIMAT offers state-of-the-art seafront facilities and specialized scientific / technical services to any public or private entity interested in marine research. ECIMAT is a key element in the Centro de Investigación Mariña-CIM's internationalization strategy, participating in numerous international initiatives.

Research, Transfer and Innovation Center

CITI, located on the Ourense campus, seeks to promote the development of R&D&I in companies, through the creation of collaborative spaces to favour and transfer knowledge from the University to the business framework through joint R&D&I projects, related to the field of agri-food, biotechnology, energy, environment and information technologies.


Investigo is the institutional repository of the Universidade de Vigo that collects, disseminates and preserves the scientific production of its research staff


BIDI is the search engine for researchers and research groups of the Universidade de Vigo


SUXI is the software application for the management of scientific production of the Universidade deVigo. 


Career Development

Funding & grants

The Universidade de Vigo has its own research grant program
Mon. to Fri. 9h00 to 14h00


Special Educational & Research Needs 

So that all people can fully develop their university life, regardless of their nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender, functional capacity or socioeconomic situation, each centre of the Universidade de Vigo has a person in charge of students with special needs.

Campus of Vigo
Mon. to Fri. 9h00 to 14h00

Campus of Ourense
Mon. to Fri. 9h00 to 14h00

Campus of Ourense
Mon. to Fri. 9h00 to 14h00


Lifelong Learning Programme

Researchers will be able to participate as teachers or students in Universidade de Vigo’s permanent training programs, which are unofficial degrees aimed at academic specialisation, entrepreneurship, professional advancement or retraining, and the cultural training of people.

These degrees can be postgraduate or university training and cover different areas of knowledge. The educational offer includes short-, medium- or long-term courses and may have admission requirements for participants.

All information on permanent training programmes including pre-registration for courses is available on the web:

Escola Aberta de Formación Permanente
+34 986 130 302
Mon. to Fri. 9h00 to 14h00


Complaints, suggestions and congratulations system

Complaints, suggestions and congratulations (QSP, in Spanish) are active mechanisms of citizen participation of great importance for our university.

The QSP system is our university's own program based on quality standards for public administration, quality standards in higher education, and state and regional legislation and regulations.

Its objective is to promote and facilitate that the users of the University services transmit their opinion both in the form of congratulations or complaints, whether or not their expectations have been met, as well as as a suggestion, proposing actions to improve the provision of services. This valuable information allows us to improve the internal processes that lead to the provision of public services.