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Research Administration

RCUK's aim is that the Research Councils should have a common research administration system enabling the electronic processing of grants, fellowships and studentships from submission to completion. Implementing this approach drives down the complexity and therefore cost of research administration and will deliver benefits for researchers, Higher Education Institute (HEI) administrators and the Research Councils alike.

Research Administration Polices network (RAP-n)

The role of RAP-nis to develop and maintain common, harmonised policies, processes and administrative arrangements associated with grants, studentships and fellowships. 
View the RAP-n Terms of Reference

A summary of harmonisation activities from the Research Administration Polices network is available here.

Research Organisation Consultation Network (ROCN)

This group, whose members have been selected from a range of Research Organisations, will provide an ongoing forum for discussion between Research Councils and Research Organisations on a range of research administration issues.
View the ROCN Terms of Reference

Summaries of Joint RACN-ROCN Meetings

Below is a summary of the items discussed at the joint meeting of RACN and ROCN.

Summary of the RACN-ROCN Meeting held on 19 January 2010
Summary of the RACN-ROCN Meeting held on 20 July 2010 
Summary of the RACN-ROCN Meeting held on 27 February 2013

Peer Review and Grants Policy Group (PRGPN)

A summary of the current harmonisation activities of the Peer Review and Grants Policy Network (PRGPN) is available here.

RCUK and UK SBS Satisfaction Surveys

RCUK and UK Shared Business Services (SBS) periodically review user satisfaction for grant services, ensuring feedback is gained from key customer groups. The outputs from these reviews can be found here.


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