News and Announcements

This section is routinely updated with news and annoucements from Research Services, including training dates, new services and upcoming events.

Research Services Post Award restructure and funding model

From 1st October we will be introducing a new Directly Allocated Post Award model. This new innovative funding model seeks to respond to the increasing complexity and quantity of research grants at Lancaster and underpin our growing research portfolio with a sustainable support team.

An appropriate and proportion estimate of Post Award admin support will be costed into research proposals as a directly allocated element, replacing the current model where Post Award support is a small part of the indirect costs. The change will improve cost recovery and create a flexible pot to enable long term sustainability and expansion, including the recruitment of additional staff and an increase in support in line with research activities.

Drop-in Sessions

We have also arranged a number of drop-in sessions for anyone with questions to attend they will be held on:

Date Time Location
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 10am -11am Chemistry Building – A003
Thursday 31st October 2019 11am -12pm University House – B16
Friday 8th November 2019 3pm – 4pm Infolab21 - C60a

Project Ada

Project Ada has made significant progress since its launch back in January. The project is a partnership between Lancaster University and Elsevier. Elsevier have continued development on a series of products which are being evaluated by Lancaster staff from across departments. The products are tools aimed at Researchers and Research Managers, with the aim of being “Better informed with less effort”.

It’s not too late to get involved, and we are still actively seeking to recruit groups of users from across the University who we can work with us as part of the overall project evaluation. Involvement of these users will be invaluable to help understand how the services can evolve and improve. If you are interested in finding out more or being more involved, please email the project team on

The project runs to June 2020.