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Research Operations Office


Published on 14 March 2017

Research Grants User Group Meeting - Tuesday 28 March

The next Research Grants User Group Meeting will take place on Tuesday 28th March at 10am in Room 7, Mill Lane Lecture Theatre. An agenda for the meeting is available from the ROO website

Symplectic Elements Maintenance Work - Tuesday 28 March

On Tuesday 28th March, Symplectic Elements will be unavailable between 07:30am – 08:00am due to essential maintenance being carried out.


Grant Inflation for Wellcome Trust Awards

Wellcome trust has announced that for all grants awarded from 1st October 2017 onwards, the standard allowance for grant inflation will increase from 1.6% to 2.0% per annum. Existing grants will not be affected.

Implementation of the Updated Research Terms and Conditions for US Federal Awards

US Federal research agencies are now able to utilise the updated Research Terms and Conditions (RTC) that will address and implement the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200). Furthermore, agencies may also supplement the RTCs with their own agency specific requirements. The new updated Research Terms and Conditions and Appendices are available here

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Energy (DOE) and National Science Foundation (NSF) will implement the RTCs from 3rd April 2017. Dates of when participating agencies will be implementing the RTCs can be found here

If you have any questions, please contact

Main Researchfish Submission has closed

The Researchfish submission has now closed for RCUK, BHF, CRUK, NIHR & NC3Rs and we would like to thank all researchers and administrative staff for uploading your outputs and submitting a return.

Support for preparation of large cross-School research funding bids

A University Fund under the stewardship of the Research Policy Committee is available to consider requests for resources to enable the preparation of large research funding bids involving researchers from at least two Schools. The support offered by the Fund is flexible according to the needs of individual proposals but the kinds of activity that may be funded include:

  • Expenses related to convening collaborators, holding workshops and creating bid materials
  • Short-term support for bid facilitation, consultancy fees, project management or administration
  • Website creation or development

Requests may be submitted at any time and a response will normally be given within two weeks. Further information and an application form may be found at:


Developments in Open Science in the Netherlands - Tuesday 11 April


Tuesday 11th April 2017 10am - 11am

Cambridge University Library

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Tuesday 11th April 2017 4pm - 5pm (repeat session) 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room G

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Hylke Annema of Tilburg University will talk about the current developments in the Netherlands and at Tilburg University.

The Netherlands has been frontrunner in the transition to Open Science.The Dutch government has mandated all universities to have 100% Open Access to academic publications by 2024 and has recently broadened its scope to research data. These plans can only succeed by national cooperation of all parties involved.

The chairman of Tilburg University is one of three main negotiators with the publishers. As such, the university is expected to be leading the development of policies in Open Science and the monitoring of progress.