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Research Operations Office


Published on 26 April 2019

RGUG – Thursday 2nd May 2019

The next Research Grants User Group Meeting will take place as follows

Thursday 2nd May 2019

2pm – 3:30pm


Norwich Auditorium, Roger Needham Building, 7 J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0RB

Agenda for the meeting and minutes for the previous meeting are available on the ROO website.

Application Deadlines - Working Days Calculator

To help you work out when your grant application should reach the Research Operations Office, there is a new tool on the ROO website. Enter the funder deadline into the application deadline calculator and it will give you the date when you need to have your application with ROO.

Costing USS Pensions in UKRI Applications

UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) has confirmed that the new potential pension cost contributions agreed by the USS can now be included in new grant proposals. We are currently reviewing how to include these costs in X5 and will update you prior to the rates being uploaded.  

Disposing of unwanted research equipment

How do you dispose of unwanted and outdated research equipment? Whilst equipment is potentially valuable, re-use options can be limited and often research equipment is disposed of as waste. To help tackle this issue, the University's environmental team have recently launched a pilot trial of the Uni Green Scheme equipment resale service.

Uni Green Scheme (UGS) collaborates with the equipment sharing project and the environmental team to collect, store and sell surplus equipment for universities which then returns a share of the profits from the equipment sales to departments. Further details about cost and environmental savings can be found here