Since July 2009, the Research Operations Office has been organised into School Teams, in order to provide better support to our colleagues in the School Offices,
Faculties and Departments and to build stronger relationships with external research sponsors by providing clear contact points with expert knowledge.
The four School Teams are:
- Arts & Humanities and Humanities & Social Sciences
- Biological Sciences
- Clinical Medicine
- Physical Sciences and Technology
Non-School institutions are covered by one of the School teams above. Please refer here
for further information.
Expertise throughout the grant life-cycle
Each Team contains a breadth of expertise to manage grants throughout the life-cycle. Our aim is to provide better awareness of the research grant portfolio for each School, to respond to training needs and to support major funding initiatives.
In the longer-term we are working towards greater skill sharing between pre and post award functions in order to provide improved continuity of service and contact to Departments.
The School Teams have the same basic structure, but at the same time our priority has been to reflect the character of the Schools in terms of Departments; volume and quality of applications; size and nature of contracts; grant management and major sponsors.
Details on the membership of each team can be found on the staff list
page of this website. A full organisational chart is available here as a pdf download.
Training and communications
Training is a vital part of the way we communicate with University staff.
We provide pFACT Training, support for users of
ResearchProfessional and hold
regular meetings regarding research administration issues and good practice.
Please note that all UFS training is now delivered by the Finance Division.
Full contact details for this team can be found on the Research Operations Office staff list.
Analysis and Reporting
The Analysis and Reporting Team develops, improves and disperses reliable and timely financial information to the University, sponsors and other interested parties.
We assist in determining future research income by identifying and analysing key performance measures, both internally and against our main competitors. This includes reporting on research income, providing financial forecasts and working closely with School Finance Managers, the Finance Division, the Management Information Services Division and the University’s Planning and Resource Allocation team.
Research income received by the University,
for financial years 2003-04 to 2009-10, together with various analyses, including breakdowns by Sponsor Type and by School Divisions, is available on request.
The team is responsible for managing the business systems of the Research Operations Office including costing tool software used by departments and internal databases used by our staff. We also maintain data quality and look after compliance aspects.
If you have any questions on our structure or services, please do not hesitate to contact us.
You are also welcome to provide feedback on our services either via the webform
or to a member of our staff.