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Research Operations Office


Full Economic Costing and Income Allocation Policy briefing sessions

As part of the Research Operations Office Training Strategy (ROOTS) and co-presented by Finance the following sessions are scheduled for:

  •  Wednesday 18 June 09:30-11:00am at Clinical School, Seminar Room 3
  •   Repeated Thursday 19 June 09:30-11:00am at Mill Lane Lecture Theatres, Lecture Room 7

The briefing is relevant to all staff involved in research grants, particularly those new to the University or wishing to increase their understanding of University policy and its impact on research grants. Content includes:

  • Clarity on definitions of Direct costs and Indirect costs
  • What the PI should be aware of at application stage
  • What information might the Head of Department need to know before approving the application
  • What questions the Departmental Administrator may ask before submitting the application
  • How the Income Allocation Policy apportions overheads between the Department and the University

This briefing is about the theory to costing a project and the University’s policies which may affect pricing, it is not a practical training session on how to use X5.

No need to book for this event, please just turn up.

Research Outcomes Harmonisation Project update

Research Councils UK have recently announced that they will be using Researchfish for the Research Councils’ harmonised research outcomes collection system from September 2014. Following the freeze of the ROS system at the end of April 2014, the Councils are now undertaking analysis and cleaning of existing data, as part of migrating it into the new harmonised framework. Researchfish is already used by MRC and STFC for the collection of information, and therefore the changes needed for the migration of MRC and STFC data are minimal.

Further details can be found here



New submission report for EC H2020 applications

A new submission report for EC H2020 applications is now available in X5 and can be found in the reports button in the tool bar on the costing screen. If you have any questions please contact your Reseaerch Support Advisor