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UK Research Office (UKRO)

The UK Research Office (UKRO) is the European office of the UK Research Councils. It delivers a subscription-based advisory service for research organisations (in the main UK HEIs) and provides National Contact Point services on behalf of the UK Government. UKRO's mission is to maximise UK engagement in EU-funded research, innovation and higher education activities by:

  • Enabling sponsors and subscribers to participate confidently in EU programmes and fully exploit the opportunities available to them;
  • Supporting UK input into European research, innovation and higher education policy development by informing, advising and liaising with the appropriate bodies both in the UK and the EU;
  • Delivering a set of unique, specialised services that are tailored to meet the evolving needs of sponsors and subscribers

The Office operates on a membership basis, receiving subscriptions from universities and other research organisations in the UK, as well from some non-UK organisations.

UKRO services

UKRO provides up-to-date information on all funding opportunities through the Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development and other sources of funding for research and higher education offered by the EU and other European-level funding organisations.

This information is supplemented by articles giving insight into the latest developments in research and higher education programmes and policy, relevant developments in the Commission and the European Parliament, and emerging issues at European level.

UKRO also offers a range of other services including:

  • a full enquiry service staffed by a team of expert European Advisors;
  • organisational briefing visits - seminars, consultancy, training courses, advice and guidance, tailored to the needs of the organisation;
  • an annual conference, specialist training courses and information events; and
  • a meeting room facility in Brussels.

You can find out more about RCUK activities in Europe within the publication Engaging in Europe .

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Contact

Contact details for UKRO can be found here.


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