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Published on 10 June 2020

Research Grants USer Group Meeting - Tuesday 16th June at 11:15am

The Research Grant User Group (RGUG) meeting has been scheduled as a Live Event to take place on Tuesday 16th June 11:15am - 12:15pm. The agenda will cover two items; Research Investigator Time Policy and additional information about the furloughing of staff funded from research grants. There will be the opportunity to ask questions during the meeting.

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The slides and Q&As from the last meeting are now available on the ROO website. If you have any queries please contact


MSCA Individual Fellowship 2020 Webinar – Thursday 18th June at 10am

This webinar will be aimed primarily at researchers interested in applying for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) - Individual Fellowship 2020. The deadline for applications is 9th September 2020.

The meeting includes an introduction to the call and guidance on how to prepare and submit the grant application. Please note that due to the current situation regarding Covid-19, we are unable to offer a full information event as we have in previous years. However, we will do our best to answer as many questions as possible from applicants at the end of the webinar.

Use the link below to join us on Thursday 18th June between 10am – 11:30am.

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ERC Advanced Grant Call 2020 Webinar – Monday 22nd June at 11am

The EU team are organising a series of information events for the ERC advanced grant call 2020. The deadline for this call is 26 August 2020.

The first webinar will take place on 22nd June 2020 from 11:00am to 12:00 noon. This meeting is aimed at researchers interested in applying for the 2020 call and is also relevant for Departmental Administrative staff. This event will include an introduction to the call and guidance on how to prepare and submit the grant application.

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Research Governance: International Health Research

All health related research (involving human participants, their data or tissue) carried out overseas, needs ethical approval from the country in which research will take place. Additionally, confirmation from the University of Cambridge research ethics that the standards for ethical review have been met will be required. The process of obtaining overseas ethical approval can be lengthy, and some countries may require additional approvals such as research permits. Therefore, expected timelines for gaining approvals will need to be adjusted accordingly.

Please be aware that your project may need an insurance premium and this must be costed in your application. Additionally, some overseas ethics committees charge fees for independent ethical review, and the translation of study documents may incur costs to the research project if required.

For international health-related projects in all schools, please get confirmation from the Clinical School Research Governance Office regarding sponsorship and required regulatory approvals for your project. Contact Jane Gaffa or

The School of Clinical Medicine’s Undertaking International Research page offers information about sponsorship requirements, from pre-ward to study set up for studies carried overseas.