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Research Operations Office


Published on 30 November 2018

X5 – new pay scales

The following new pay scales were imported into X5 on 27th November 2018 with an effective date of 01/04/2018 (Cost Of Living Allowance):

  • NHS grades

  • MRC CBU and TOX


2019 UKRI Submission Period using Researchfish

The next UKRI Submission Period using Researchfish will be taking place between 4th February and 14th March 2019.

Node Administrators are currently checking accuracy of the award data to ensure that the correct response code has been allocated and other details are correct. The deadline for returning this information is 11th December.

UKRI will update their records with the corrections that we provide, so that when the submission period opens on 4th February 2019, the data is as up to date as possible.  Further details will follow in the New Year about preparing for the 2019 submission period.

Survey - Managing Budgets and Forecasting

The User Experience team at UIS would like to ask Department Staff about how they manage their budgeting and forecasting to inform future development of the Research Dashboard. Here is a short survey (consisting of 6 questions) for Departmental Staff to complete and share their views The survey is open until Friday 14th December 2018.


Research Administrators Programme 2019

Research Administrators Programme 2019

The Research Operations Office Training Strategy (ROOTS Tier 2) consists of three morning sessions offering a mix of skills development and knowledge transfer. Topics will cover applying & managing grants including EU projects, understanding contracts and audit requirements. Following feedback from previous delegates, the programme will now run twice a year, once during the Lent Term and again during Michaelmas Term.

The programme is aimed at staff who play an active role in the Grants Lifecycle and Research Contracts process and who have been in post for a minimum of three months. For further details and to apply, please complete the expression of interest form including nomination by your Department Administrator or Line Manager. Applications should be emailed to by 4th December 2018.



Research Operations Office Christmas Closure

Due to the Christmas vacation the Research Operations Office (ROO) will close from 5pm on Friday 21st December 2018 and will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.  

Therefore if you have applications with funder deadlines over the Christmas and New Year period, please note that the newly introduced deadlines for submitting research grant applications to ROO are based upon working days.                

Funder Deadlines between Saturday 22nd Dec 2018 – Wednesday 2nd Jan 2019

7 Working days before funder deadline

Wednesday 12th December 2018

5 Working days before funder deadline

Friday 14th December 2018

1 Working day before funder deadline

Thursday 20th December 2018

Please ensure that your PIs are made aware of these arrangements.