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Research Operations Office


The RCUK 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 Septembre 2018 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

The University was granted Moderate assurance rating in 2018 visit.

Further information about the RCUK Assurance Programme

RGUG FAP outcome - 2018 (235.05 KB)


Time Sheet 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.


timesheet template that can be used for UKRI grants can be downloaded from here.

Other useful information 

Grant management: systematic controls and monitoring (276.58 KB)