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Research Operations Office


Published on Fri, 24/06/2022 - 14:33

From 1st July 2022, UKRI Final Expenditure Statements (FES) will need additional reporting due to the University receiving "limited assurance" on its recent audit. The additional reporting will include providing full transaction listings, staff listings and all timesheets for relevant staff. In order to manage the extra requirements to UKRI, Departments will need to be aware that when you receive the FES email from ROO you should

  • ensure that your expenditure checks are correct because this is what will be claimed from the funder. Any missing or incomplete costs e.g. timesheets - cannot be claimed and instead will be charged to Departmental budgets.
  • the turnaround time for getting the information to ROO will change from 2 months to 6 weeks to enable us to undertake the additional requirements that have been placed on us from UKRI. There will be no extensions to this timeframe.

We will soon be implementing a new SharePoint repository where you will be able to save your timesheets for part-funded DI staff who are charged against UKRI grants. In the meantime, continue to store your timesheets in the usual way and we will provide guidance about the new repository when it is available for you to access.

We would also like to remind you that from July onwards, all part-funded DI staff will be charged to a new task on the grants module and that HR will be doing a bulk update for the July payroll. Please refrain from moving any staff onto task 89 before the HR bulk upload. More information will follow about the new process.

If you have any queries, please contact your Research Support Manger or Assistant Director at the Research Operations Office.