Statement from Professor Keith George, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise:

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Implications for Research and Knowledge Exchange

We appreciate your continued support, activity and patience as we move to a “new” version of business as usual.  Although we continue to support Research and Knowledge Exchange activities the support provided by the Research and Innovation Services and Finance teams must be prioritised as per below:

Priority 1 - New research and enterprise initiatives linked to Covid-19. Principal Investigators will work directly with Finance and RIS, support is being provided to 'fast-track' submissions where necessary, these projects will still go onto the GaP system.

Priority 2 - Live / Current projects with contracts already in place. 

Priority 3 - Recently awarded but not yet contracted e.g. Grant or Project Agreement in process.

Priority 4 - Support for new calls and opportunities (that have been in development for some time). Projects with less than 5 working days to the deadline will not be supported. Principal Investigators should aim for at least 10 working days as a minimum to deadlines, even if those deadlines maybe extended. 

It is essential you notify your intention to bid for a new grant or project by setting up a record on GaP (or via e-mail if you are not yet trained on GaP) well in advance of the deadline. All new prospective submissions will be reviewed by RIS and FIN in order to confirm that there is sufficient time for bid development, costing and internal authorisation ahead of the deadline.

RIS and Finance are working with funders, clients, Principal Investigators, HR, Legal and Governance teams for clarity on contract delivery, deadlines and any other mitigating circumstances and we will endeavour to keep you updated as and when the situation changes.

The RIS team, like other colleagues, are working remotely, our extension numbers and email address (listed in the Who’s Who document below) remain operational, but we would appreciate your continued patience as we adapt to the new circumstances and also working practices at this time.

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Who's who in RIS