Business continuity and disaster recovery

Information about the University's approach to business continuity and disaster recovery management.

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Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is the way in which the University aims to continue to operate during or following a disruption.  This is important as we aim to ensure that the University of Dundee remains a world-class leader in student experience, research, teaching and community support, even in the event of a major incident. Business Continuity Planning can mitigate the impact of an incident and allow us to return to business as usual more promptly.

Example events that result in operational, financial, and reputational risk:

  • Communications: IT failure, telecommunication failure, loss of data.
  • Campus: fire, utility failure, natural disaster, e.g., a flood. 
  • People: loss of people, security threat. 

Business Continuity planning at the University of Dundee requires working through the following 5 steps in a continuous cycle:

  • BIA (Business Impact Analysis) 
  • Plan to mitigate perceived impact
  • Implementation of plan
  • Exercising and testing
  • Maintenance and refinement

All Schools and Directorates are expected to maintain up-to-date business continuity plans, major incident response/management plans and procedures/processes for reporting incidents. All plans are expected to be reviewed on an annual basis.

Supporting information and documents

Business continuity policy

Business continuity management framework