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Research Operations Office


The UKRI Assurance unit undertakes an annual programme of institutional visits on behalf of the Research Councils to provide assurance relating to the regularity, probity and accountability of funds provided. The last visit to the University of Cambridge was undertaken in September 2021 and tested compliance with the terms and conditions across four “pillars” of assurance

  • Research Grants and Fellowships
  • Doctoral Training funding
  • Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC)
  • Non-Financial terms and conditions

Further information about the UKRI Assurance Programme

Principles of full economic costing (fEC) and eligibility of the costs can be found on the UKRI website.   

Timesheets on UKRI Grants 

Timesheets need to be kept for all Directly Incurred (DI) staff on UKRI grants except those who are working 100% of their contracted time on one project and Post Graduate Research (PGR) students funded under a project. Directly Allocated staff do not need to keep timesheets for UKRI awards.

From July 2022, a new mechanism for timesheets has being implemented to comply with audit requirements for UKRI Research Grants & Fellowships and Innovate UK grants.

Timesheet templates, hours tracker and declaration form can be accessed via ROO's Sharepoint site.