skip to content

Research Operations Office


Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are unable to provide X5 training in the usual classroom environment.

Until such time as this changes, we would like to offer a set of videos that may help you in setting up your X5. These videos can be found on the Cambridge SMS Site or through MS Stream.

SMS Site  - Creating and Managing X5 Costings

MS Stream -

We can also offer a set of Mini User Guides which will also provide guidance on setting up a Costing using the Project Setup Wizard.

Additional guidance can be found through our X5 Frequently Asked questions:

Should you have any queries or require assistance, please email at or contact her through MS Teams.

We thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.


Full Economic Costing Seminars (fEC) - Please note that as with X5 Training, the fEC Seminars have been suspended until such time as we are able to resume the usual format. We are in the process of developing an on-line version with an MS Teams Q&A session attached and this will be advertised in the ROO Bulletin once it becomes available. If you do not receive the Bulletin, please contact who will add you to the Mailing List.

Useful links

X5 Login

Cambridge Enterprise

Ethics Approval

Exchange Rates (Requires Raven Password)

fEC Rates

Financial Regulations

Finance Division

Frascati Definition of Research

Grant Application Process Guidance

Human Resources


Research Equipment & Facilities

Research Grant Expenditure 

ResearchProfessional (Finding Funders)

Student Registry

Subsistence Rates

Travel Rates



For routine queries relating to X5, contact your Departmental Administrator.

If further support is needed, please contact your Research Develoment Team at the Research Operations Office.