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Published on 3 November 2017

Research Dashboard - Workshop for Administrators 13th November 2017

The Research Dashboard is a web-application, designed for Researchers to see their research project activity in one place. Testing is currently taking place and the live system will be available later this month.

Work for Phase 2 is already underway which includes a 2.5 hour consultation workshop for administrative staff to capture their requirements and seek feedback. The workshop details are


Monday 13th November

12:30pm - 3pm

The Maxwell Centre, JJ Thompson Avenue, West Cambridge

To book your place email

If you have any queries please contact Kate Livingstone at UIS

Node Administrator Workshops for ResearchFish – November 2017

The RCUK submission period for Researchfish will be the 5th February to 15th March 2018. In preparation for the submission period, the Research Office is running a workshop for node administrators and other administrative staff involved in ResearchFish. The session will cover

  • the process for checking awards

  • linking Symplectic Elements to Researchfish

  • response codes guidance

  • giving live demo of Researchfish for administrators

Tuesday 21st November

10am - 11am

Clinical School

Click here to register

Thursday 23rd November

11.30am – 12.30pm

Mill Lane

Click here to register

The workshop will be of benefit to new and experienced Node Administrators. If you have any questions about the workshops or ResearchFish, please contact


Interim Audit of H2020 Grants

For H2020 grants there is the expectation that there will be one interim audit (usually after the end of P1) for any grant with a budget of €325,000 or more of direct costs.

We have now agreed with LEES Chartered Accountants that if a Department requests an additional audit this can be arranged. This new agreement is particularly useful for large grants and reduces the risk of non-compliance.

If you have any queries please contact

Applications to US Federal Agencies

As part of its modernisation programme have advised that from 31 December 2017, PDF single-file application packages will no longer be available and any downloaded prior to that date must be submitted before 31 March 2018. 

As a replacement, they have created an on-line submission system called ‘Workspace’. Powerpoint slides and a demonstration video are available here.

There is also a video called “Getting Started with Workspace: Become a Workspace Wizard” available here.

Applicants to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), can use the NIH online submission system called “ASSIST” Online help is also available here.

In Conversation with the Wellcome Trust - 5th December 2017

David Carr and Robert Kiley from the Wellcome Trust are coming to Cambridge to talk with researchers about the Trust’s policy on data, software and materials management and sharing, which was released in July 2017. They will give short talks about the extended requirements for sharing all research outputs and an update on how their policy on open research has been working. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to ask them any questions you might have.

Tuesday 5th December

11.00am – 1pm

Gurdon Institute

Booking and information at