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Published on 9 March 2017

Researchfish Submission Deadline - 16 March 2017

The deadline for a PI to submit their research outcomes into Researchfish is Thursday 16th March at 4pm for all RCUK, NIHR, NC3Rs awards (12noon for CRUK). If a PI fails to submit a return, the funder may apply sanctions which include  ineligibility to apply for further funding and payment being withheld on existing awards.

Please encourage PIs to submit their return at the earliest opportunity. Further details are available on the ROO website.

Audit for Horizon 2020 Grants

Horizon 2020 rules require only a single audit with the final claim. In order to mitigate the risk associated with having just a single audit, the University has developed a policy which enables all eligible projects to have an interim audit. Full guidance on the process can be found on the ROO website. If you have any queries regarding the guidance please contact the Compliance or EC teams at the Research Operations Office.


Excel Versions of CUFS Reports

The Finance Information Delivery Framework project has released a number of CUFS reports that are now available in Excel.

There are three reports relating to research grants: 

These are accessible to all users who currently have access to GMS reports. They have also been included in the Financial Reports Catalogue , where additional guidance notes can be accessed.  If you have any queries on the use of these reports, please contact the Finance Systems Group at

How to Get the Most Out of Modern Peer Review - Thurs 30 March

The Office of Scholarly Communication invites you to a workshop to discover how you can make peer review count for your research. Join Cambridge researchers, along with guest speakers from publishers and peer review platforms, to demystify the peer review process.

Thursday 30th March 2017

10:00am– 5:30pm

Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road Cambridge

Book your place here

Topics will include:

  • practical tips for the digital age peer review

  • getting formal recognition for your peer review work

  • the role of peer reviewer in checking supporting information, and tips and tricks for peer reviewing research data

  • Open Evaluation - what is it and what does it achieve?

  • improving the quality of research through peer review

  • innovations in peer review - novel paths towards the same goal


Increasing Openness and Reproducibility in Research - Monday 10 April 2017

The Office of Scholarly Communication in collaboration with the Center for Open Science (COS) are hosting a workshop, to learn easy practical steps you can take to increase the reproducibility of your work. The workshop will be led by Courtney Soderberg of the COS.

Using example studies, attendees will actively participate in creating a reproducible project from start to finish, looking at:

  • Project documentation
  • Version control
  • Pre-Analysis plans
  • Open source tools like the Center for Open Science’s Open Science Framework to easily implement these concepts in a scientific workflow.

Monday 10th April 2017

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Glass Room, Wilberforce Rd, Cambridge

Book your place here

This workshop is aimed at graduate students and postdocs, across disciplines who are engaged in quantitative research. The workshop does not require any specialised knowledge of programming. Participants will gain a foundation for incorporating reproducible, transparent practices into their current workflows.