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Research Operations Office


Published on 3 September 2013

Research Professional Training Sessions - 16 September 2013

Research Professional is a funding opportunities database which offers researchers and administrators the opportunity to search for research funding in all disciplines from a wide range of sponsors in the UK and overseas. The University of Cambridge subscribes to the database so it is free of charge for all staff accessing the database from a University computer and using a University email account. A Research Professional Trainer will be visiting Cambridge on Monday 16 September to offer "hands on" training as follows;

9.30 – 10.30        New users

11.00 – 12.00      Current users


1.00 - 2.00          New users (repeat of morning session)

2.30 – 3.30          Current users (repeat of morning session)

The new user session will include finding funding to match your research area and setting up personalised e-mail alerts. The current user session will include advanced features such as setting up networks and newsletters. Training will take place at 17 Mill Lane.

To register please e-mail by Thursday 12 September including your name, department, role, contact number and the session you would like to attend.

Full Economic Costing Briefing Sessions – 2 & 29 October 2013

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

 Wednesday 2 Oct, 2pm -3.30pm at 16 Mill Lane

Tuesday 29 Oct, 9.30am – 11am at Clinical School

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.  Content includes:

  • What the PI should be aware of at application stage
  • What information might the Head of Department need to know before approving the application
  • What questions the Departmental Administrator may ask before submitting the application
  • How the Income Allocation Policy apportions overhead between the Department and the University (Chest)

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

Please forward these messages on to colleagues who may be interested in attending.