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Research Operations Office


Published on 7 August 2015

New Research Operations Office Website

The Research Operations Office has a new website New features include

If you have any queries or feedback about the new website, please contact

X5 Training Dates

The Research Operations Office is again offering X5 training and would like to invite departmental staff, both academic and administrative, who are required to generate costings for themselves or for their departments, to attend one of these events. The content will include; using the Project Wizard to generate a costing, adding staff and non-staff costs, the differences between copying to a draft or new record, printing reports and other essential knowledge required to produce an accurate costing.

Venue: All training will be held at 17 Mill Lane – UIS Computer Room

Time: 9:30am to 1pm

Dates: Monday 26 October, Friday 13 November, Friday 20 November, Monday 14 December

Delegates: 9 available places for each session

To book a place at one of the X5 sessions or if you have any queries, please email with “X5 Training Session” in the subject heading of your email.

Full Economic Costing and Income Allocation Policy Briefing Session - 19 November

As part of the Research Operations Office Training Strategy (ROOTS) the following session is scheduled for Thursday 19 November 2015, 9:30am – 11am, 16 Mill Lane.

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 and their administration.

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 and allocation of overheads, it is not a practical training session on how to use X5.

Delegates: 20 available places

To book a place: please contact

Helping you Manage your Research Data – Please Circulate

The University of Cambridge is seeking feedback from all researchers and research students regarding what research data management support should look like at the University. The Research Data Team have prepared a short questionnaire for researchers and research students to complete, the survey is anonymous. Please circulate the questionnaire to your research teams.

If you have any questions please contact