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The Research IT Board meets six times a year (or twice a term) and considers requests for new research IT projects and, if approved, the consequent funding requests for these research IT projects. Funding comes from the IT Capital fund. All research IT projects need to be requested/sponsored by either a section of UAS, GLAM or IT Services.
The full project cycle shows how these stages fit into the overall life cycle of an IT project. Research IT Board approval is required for Gate 0, Gate 1 and Gate 2. The Board has the authority to approve funding requests of £150k or less, and refer to IT Committee (ITC) funding requests over £150k.
Please contact IT Services' Portfolio Management Office for questions about IT Services’ project life cycle.
The Research IT Board has been given a defined envelope from the IT Capital Plan for research IT projects on a three-year rolling basis. This is subject to annual review by ITC in the light of actual delivery and changing demands.
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The Research IT Board work flow for individual requests describes the process for considering individual project and funding requests.
These have to be considered by IT Services’ Project Sub-group (PSG) before submission to the Secretary by the deadline for papers of the relevant meeting.
The outcome of both project requests and funding requests will be reported by the Secretary to the project manager/sponsor and, IT Services Portfolio Management Office. In addition, the Project Finance Team, and the Secretary of ITC will be informed of the outcome of each funding request.
Project request outcomes are either:
Funding request decisions are limited to: