X5 is the costing, pricing and approval tool used by departments, Research Services, and Research Accounts to support the costing of externally funded research at the University of Oxford. Under the University’s financial regulations all applications to outside bodies must be prepared in accordance with University's policy on the costing and pricing of research.
An X5 costing should be created for each outline or full application and submitted into workflow prior to approval and submission of the application by Research Services.
23 January 2019
New FEC rates have been added to X5 and should be used for all application costings with funder deadlines from 1 February 2019. This is very important for applications being submitted to the Research Councils up to and including 31 January 2019 which must show FEC costs calculated with the 2018 rates.