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Research Operations Office


Published on 5 April 2013

2013 ROS (Research Outcomes System) Collection Period

  • All BBSRC, AHRC, ESRC, EPSRC and NERC funded  PIs are reminded that they are required to submit information about outputs from their grants through the ROS web portal which can be accessed here using JeS login details.
  • Research Outcomes should be reported for up to 5 years after a grant end date. A ‘nil report’ should be submitted for grants where there are no outcomes to report. 
  • The 2013 ROS collection period will close on 12 April.


ROOTS: Full Economic Costing Briefing Sessions

Following the success of previous sessions, the Research Operations Office is delighted to offer another set of briefing sessions on Full Economic Costing and the Income Allocation Policy for all staff whose role includes research grant administration.

The two sessions will be held as follows:

10am-12noon, Thursday 13 June 2013, Mill Lane Lecture Room 6 (60 places available)

10am-12noon, Friday 14 June 2013, Clinical School Seminar Room 6, (30 places available)

We welcome interest from all staff involved in grant administration.

To register your interest please e-mail Ryan Blackburn ( by Friday 31 May 2013.

Please ensure in your response, that you include your full name, department, role and a contact number.

We will advise you by Wednesday 5 June 2013 if you have been successful in gaining a place. There will be a waiting list, and should a place become available, this will be offered to you.

Guidance on risk assessing grant applications

Following the launch in February of the pre-checks available from the Research Operations Office for high-risk grant applications, the Research Office was asked to develop some guidance for risk assessment.  We have now developed a draft which can be used in its current format, but we would also welcome any suggestions or feedback that will make the document more useful to Departments, especially for those people with responsibility for signing off a grant application prior to it being submitted to the Research Operations Office for final checks.

The guidance is available on the website:

Any comments or suggestions for changes to the format to make it more useful can be emailed to .

We will also include a copy of this document with any future changes to the letters of Delegated Authority for each institution, which we hope will provide clarity for existing and new role-holders.