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Research Operations Office


Research Grants Administrator Programme: May - July 2024

The Research Operations Office is about to embark on the next Research Grants Administrator Programme 2024 (previously known as ROOTS) and we are pleased to invite Expressions of Interest from all staff within the University who play an active role in the grants lifecycle.

Applications to be on the programme need to be submitted by Monday 15th April 2024 and there are14 places available.

Further details and the Expression of Interest form is available on the programme page. If you have any queries, please contact


EU Missions Info Days – April 2024

The European Commission is organising online infodays on 25th - 26th April 2024 about the new topics in the EU Missions Work Programme. This includes

  • Adaptation to Climate Change Mission
  • Cancer Mission
  • 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart cities by 2030 Mission
  • Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030 Mission
  • A Soil Deal for Europe Mission

Please visit the event website for more information.


Wellcome Trust Organisation Spend Report – Departmental Expenditure Checks

An Organisational Spend Report (OSR) is submitted quarterly to the Wellcome Trust (WT) by the Research Operations Office (ROO) for the months of March, June, September and December. Before ROO submits the next OSR, please could Departments check and verify all their WT expenditure on CUFS and make any amendments before the March 2024 General Ledger period closes.

If you have any queries, please contact


Apollo upgrade complete - preprint deposit service now available

Apollo, the University repository has been successfully upgraded. Following a period of system downtime while the upgrade took place, it is now possible to make open access, research data and doctoral thesis deposits into Apollo from Elements.

We are also happy to announce that a new preprints deposit service is now available. Researchers can use Elements to deposit preprints in Apollo:

  • where there is no suitable subject repository/preprint server available
  • instead of depositing them to an external subject repository/preprint server such as ArXiv

 Please do not deposit preprints that have already been published on a subject repository/preprint server unless you have concerns about long-term preservation. See the Open access website for guidance on publishing preprints, including a preprint checker tool to help you select a suitable preprint server for your discipline.