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Research Operations Office


Published on Fri, 03/11/2023 - 13:15

Due to the Christmas vacation the Research Operations Office (ROO) will close from 5pm on Friday 22 December 2023 and will re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2024. Therefore please be aware of the following deadlines and ensure that your researchers are made aware of these arrangements.  

If you have a funder deadline application between Friday 22 December 2023 – Tuesday 2 January 2024, applications should reach the ROO by: 

 2 working days deadline 

Wednesday 20 December 2023 

5 working days deadline 

Friday 15 December 2023 

If you have applications with a funder deadline in the first week of January, when counting back for 2 or 5 working days, Friday 22 December will be the last full working day before Christmas. For example:  

Funder deadline 

Thursday 4 January 2024, 5pm  

2 working days 

Tuesday 2 January 2024, 5pm  

5 working days 

Wednesday 20 December 2023, 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 and the application deadline calculator can be found on the ROO website. The application deadline calculator will be updated shortly to reflect the deadlines above.  

Confirmation of Final Expenditure for statements due over the Christmas closure period must be confirmed to ROO before Friday 24 November 2023. This is to enable due statements to be submitted to the funder, prior to the Christmas closure period.