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Published on 8 December 2016

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.

Wellcome Trust - Population, Environment and Health team visit Cambridge - Tuesday 20th December

Mary de Silva, Head of the Wellcome Trust's Population, Environment and Health section and colleagues will visit the University on Tuesday 20th December.

The team will give an overview of their funding schemes and invite your feedback on the changes they have made.

Tuesday 20th December 2016        10am - 11:30am

Large Seminar Room, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge Biomedical Campus      

If you would like to attend, please register using the form below

In addition, one-to-one meetings are available with members of the Wellcome Trust team. If you would like the opportunity to discuss your existing Wellcome Trust grant or a potential future grant/fellowship proposal, please tick the box on the registration form. You will need to send a short CV and brief proposal outline to us by Thursday 15th December.

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 and 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. Funders included in this window are RCUK, BHF, CRUK, NIHR, NC3Rs.

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


Wednesday 1st February 2017 2.30pm - 3:00pm

LT 2, Computer Laboratory, 15 J J Thomson Ave, West Cambridge

 For PIs register here
Wednesday 1st February 2017 3:0 pm - 3:30pm LT2, Computer Laboratory, 15 J J Thomson Ave, West Cambridge

For Students register here


Research Policy Committee Minutes from 6th October 2016

The minutes from the Research Policy Committee meeting on 6th October 2016 are now available
Administrative and research staff maybe particularly interested in the following items
  • Implications of EU Exit
  • Risks to Research Funding
  • Nagoya Protocol



Research Grants User Group Meeting - 10th February 2017 at 10am

The next Research Grants User Group Meeting will be held on Friday 10th February 2017 at 10am in the Norwich Room, Roger Needham Building, West Cambridge. Further details will be circulated in the New Year.