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Research Operations Office


Published on Fri, 05/11/2021 - 15:15

Due to the Christmas vacation the Research Operations Office (ROO) will close from 1pm on Friday 24th December 2021 and will re-open on Tuesday 4th January 2022. Therefore please be aware of the following deadlines and ensure that your researchers are made aware of these arrangements. 

  • Final Expenditure Statements due over the Christmas closure period must be confirmed to ROO by Friday 26th November 2021. This is to allow statements to be submitted to the funder, prior to the Christmas closure.
  • If you have a funder deadline application between Thursday 23rd December 2021 – Tuesday 4th January 2022, applications should reach the ROO by
 2 working days deadline Tuesday 21st December 2021
7 Working days deadline Tuesday 14th December 2021


  • If you have applications with a funder deadline in the first week of January, when counting back for 2 or 7 working days, Thursday 23rd December will be the last full working day before Christmas. For example 
Funder deadline Friday 7th January 2022, 5pm 
2 working days Wednesday 5th January 2022, 5pm 
7 working days Monday 20th December 2021, 5pm 


As a reminder, the ROO asks for a minimum of four weeks’ notice of the intention to submit to a particular scheme. Some funders have very short turnaround times which means that it's not always possible to give the ROO four weeks' notice of intention to submit. In these circumstances, please continue to contact the ROO at the earliest opportunity so that we can assess the resource requirements to support the application. Full details of the deadline policy currently in place can be found on the ROO website.