skip to content

Research Operations Office


Published on 22 November 2016

X5 Unavailable on Monday 28th November 7:30am - 9:00am

X5 will not be available on Monday 28th November 2016 from 7:30am to 9:00am to allow the loading of the Salary uplift. For existing draft applications, you will need to update the Rates Tab to upload the new salary details.


RGUG - Thursday 8th December

The next Research Grants User Meeting (RGUG) will be

Thursday 8th December 2016 9:30 - 11am

Lecture Room 3, Inglis Building, Dept of Engineering, Trumpington Street

Note: the venue has changed from Mill Lane to Dept of Engineering.

Minutes of the previous meeting are available here.


Application & Expenditure Statement Deadlines during December

The Research Operations Office (ROO) will close for the Christmas / New Year break from Friday 23rd December 2016 - Tuesday 3rd January 2017

In order to help us manage incoming work, deadlines which fall during the office closure period as well as those due in the first week in January 2017 (being a very busy period), have been brought forward. Can you please ensure that your PIs are made aware of the following:

  • Applications with a funder deadline falling between and including Friday 23 December 2016 - Tuesday 3 January 2017, should reach ROO by Tuesday 13 December 2016.

  • Applications with a funder deadline between Wednesday 4 January and Friday 6 January 2017 should reach ROO by Thursday 15 December 2016.

  • Final expenditure statements due on RCUK awards over the Christmas period must be confirmed to ROO no later than Tuesday 13 December 2016. This is to allow Final Expenditure Statements to be submitted prior to the Christmas/New Year break, as the due date will not be extended by RCUK.


Researchfish Workshop - Tuesday 10th January 2017

Researchfish is a web-based system used by RCUK to collect the research outcomes and outputs of its award holders. The next RCUK submission period is 6 February to 16 March 2017, 4pm. Representatives from Researchfish will be coming to Cambridge to talk about the new interface and functionality which will be implemented ahead of the next submission period.

Tuesday 10th January 2017 1pm - 2:30pm

Mill Lane Lecture Theatre Room 1      

For Researchers - Introduction to Researchfish, Demonstration of the new PI Portfolio, Questions & Answers
Tuesday 10th January 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm Mill Lane Lecture Theatre Room 1

For Administrators - New Reporting Suite, Questions and Answers

There is no need to register, just turn up on the day.


Workshop for PIs and Students - how to submit your Researchfish return

The Research Office will be offering guidance to PIs and students who are required to submit a return to Researchfish for the next submission period 6 February 2017 to 16 March 2017 at 4pm.

For PIs - a return is mandatory if you have been in receipt of RCUK funding within the past 5 years.

For students - a return is mandatory for all students who have been in receipt of RCUK funding who

  • Are in their 3rd year or later of their studies
  • Were included in the 2016 submission period
  • Whose studentship end date is before 5 February 2017


Thursday 26th January 2017 11am - 11:30am

Clifford Allbutt Theatre, Clinical School  

 For PIs register here
Thursday 26th January 2017 11:30am - 12noon Clifford Allbutt Theatre, Clinical School

For Students register here


Tuesday 31st January 2017 11am - 11:30am

Mill Lane Lecture Theatres, Room 1

 For PIs register here
Tuesday 31st January 2017 11:30am - 12noon Mill Lane Lecture Theatres, Room 1

For Students register here