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Research Operations Office


Research Administrators Programme, Sept - Nov 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, understanding contracts and audit requirements.

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 on the ROO website by Monday 15th July 2019. If you have any questions, please email

Research Grants User Group

The presentations from the recent RGUG meeting on 27th June are now available on the ROO website.

One of the discussion points from the meeting last week was to gauge interest in having an Open Day at ROO during the Michaelmas Term. Options include work shadowing, meeting team members, sharing experiences / best practice, drop in sessions etc.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact

The next RGUG meeting will be

Thursday 19th September 2019

10am – 11:30am

LR4, Dept of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ


Audits of Innovate UK Grants

In response to an increasing number of findings on audits of Innovate UK grants, there are some areas of concern in relation to the following

  • eligibility of staff costs (DI And DA), including templates for timesheets and declarations

  • eligibility of costs that are incurred outside the project period

  • eligibility of indirects

We have updated the guidance on our website to help you understand the requirements when making claims on your grant. If you have any questions, please contact for further information.