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New Community of Practice for Grants Administration

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Community of Practice (CoP) for Grants Administration at the University of Cambridge. Our aim is to facilitate more collaboration and knowledge-sharing, provide access to resources and to support all those who run and are involved in grants lifecycle processes across the University.

Find out more on the Supporting Research at Cambridge SharePoint site or join directly using the MS Form to Join Grants Administration CoP (3 mins). We look forward to welcoming you to our community.


Researchfish Funder Submission is Open for 2022

The annual submission period for UKRI, NIHR, CRUK, BHF, WT and other funders is 7th February to 17th March 2022 during which time PIs should use their Researchfish account to submit a return on their research outputs. Award holders will have received an email from their funder informing them that they need to complete their annual submission. Further details can be found on the Research Office website.


RGUG Meeting 8th February - Recording and Presentations now available

Thank you to those who were able to attend the Research Grants User Group Meeting (RGUG) on 8th February. The recording and slides are now available to view. The meeting included a presentation about the new grant application deadlines coming into effect from 1st April and Horizon Europe updates.


The Principal Investigator Programme – March 2022

The Principal Investigator Programme has been developed to help researchers with their responsibilities of managing a grant. Topics include

  • ensuring that your project is properly costed
  • knowing when to seek ethics approval
  • protecting your research – intellectual property and publishing rights

The programme modules provide essential background information, tools and tips as well as online events with the presenters and other participants. Completion of the programme will help PIs to understand and implement the financial, ethical, legal and regulatory aspects of successful grant management.

Presentations are now available and a series of live events are scheduled for March 2022, details of how to book your place can be found on the Principal Investigator Programme page.


Sharing your Research using Elements and Research Information  

Do you want to make sure your published research is Open Access, meet funder-reporting obligations, and make the most of the Research Information available to you?  

Find out more about how to: 

  • explore the other Research Information tools which help both researchers and administrators to understand the research landscape
  • link publications to grants via your Elements account for easier reporting
  • deposit your publications and datasets in the Open Access repository Apollo

Go to the Research Office new 'Supporting Research at Cambridge' SharePoint : Sharing your Research pages and login with @cam email/Raven ID to Office 365.