Research administration training

COVID-19 update

Training sessions will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams.  


Research Services oversees a training programme for Oxford staff with responsibility for research administration or research support.

It is made up of 5 sessions:

  • Introduction to research management and administration at Oxford
  • Supporting research grant applications
  • Research contracts
  • Financial management of research awards
  • Research awards and associated personnel administration


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The first session ('An introduction to research administration at Oxford) is aimed at staff who are new in a role involving research management and administration.

The other sessions are on more focused topics and may be of interest to both new staff and more experienced staff looking to expand or refresh their knowledge.


The suite of five training sessions will be held again in May 2021.  The dates and joining instructions will be advertised on this webpage and via the RISN newsletter from April 2021.  Unfortunately, we are not able to maintain a register of those interested in joining future sessions.

Should you have any queries about the sessions, please contact


I found the whole Programme extremely useful and will continue to refer to the course notes provided for extra guidance. I would highly recommend to others.

The sessions have been immensely useful.

This could be the best training event that I have attended at Oxford.

This was my first seminar of the programme; on the strength of this seminar I plan to attend more of the programme in future terms