About us

Research Services and Research Accounts work with colleagues in the academic divisions and departments, Oxford University Innovation and University Administration and Services (UAS) to provide comprehensive support to researchers across the research lifecycle.

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Research Services is a department of UAS. Our responsibilities include:

Grants and contracts

  • providing information on funding opportunities
  • supporting major bids
  • advising on the costing and pricing of research
  • reviewing and authorising applications
  • accepting new awards
  • negotiating research-related contracts

Ethics and governance

  • supporting clinical trials and research governance
  • providing advice on research integrity and ethics
  • supporting the University’s human research ethics committees

Impact and innovation

  • facilitating intellectual property management
  • supporting regional partnerships in research and innovation
  • fostering public engagement with research
  • helping to profile the impacts of Oxford research

Policy and administration

  • supporting the work of the Research Committee and related groups
  • improving research administration at Oxford

Research Services is headed by Dr Stephen Conway and organised into two divisional teams and ten specialist teams.


Research Accounts is part of the Finance Division. Our main responsibilities include:

  • raising claims, invoices and statements to research customers and for managing research debt
  • all the internal and external reporting on the financial aspects of research,
  • co-ordinating financial assurance requirements, including review and audit undertaken by research customers
  • the set-up and amendment of research awards on the projects module of Oracle Financials
  • maintaining the integrity of research finance information held in the projects module
  • assisting departments with the ongoing requirements of financial management of research awards

Research Accounts works closely with departmental finance officers and administrators, and with Research Services.

Research Accounts is split into three teams that work closely together:

  • Operations
  • Accounting and Development
  • Assurance

Stephen Barker is the Head of Research Accounts, supported by senior managers co-ordinating each of these activities: Klajdia Bullari, Marius Apetrei and Samuel Hannis.

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