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Research Operations Office


Published on 7 June 2013

Full Economic Costing Briefing Sessions - 13 & 14 June

As part of the Research
Operations Office Training Strategy (ROOTS) the next briefing sessions on Full Economic Costing and the Income
Allocation Policy
will take place as follows:

Thursday 13 June
, 10am-12noon, Mill Lane Lecture Room 6

Friday 14 June
, 10am-12noon, Clinical School Seminar Room 6

The briefings are relevant to
all staff 
involved in research grants, particularly those new to the University and/or
research grants and those seeking to confirm or refresh their understanding of
University policy and its impact on research grants.


  • What
    the PI should be aware of at application

  • What
    information might the Head of Department need to know before approving the

  • What
    questions the Departmental Administrator may ask before submitting the

  • How
    the Income Allocation Policy apportions overhead between the Department
    and the University (Chest)

To register please e-mail including your your full name, department, role and a contact number and stating which session you wish to attend.

Please forward
this message on to appropriate colleagues involved in research grants.

X5 Training Session - 19 June

There will be 2 further X5 “hands on” training sessions on
Wednesday 19 June at the following times,

09:00 – 12:30

13:30 - 17:00

These are a repeat of the sessions from
18 and 19 April. 

The training will take place at the Physics MCS Room
(Room 183), East of the Bragg Building, Dept of Physics, West Cambridge. If you would like to attend, please contact to book a place by Monday 17th June (spaces are

X5 is now the primary costing tool for the University of
Cambridge.  No new pFACTs can be created
but in-progress proposals can be completed.

28 May - 31 July          Current
pFACT proposals can be worked on

31 July                         pFACT proposals should be either submitted or re-keyed into X5

1 August                      Read
only access for pFACT

For more information on X5, please visit: