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Due to the current restrictions regarding working on-site, we are unable to offer any of the below training sessions originally scheduled for between April and June (these have therefore been cancelled). It is possible that subsequent courses will also need to be cancelled depending on how long the government measures remain in place, and we will keep this page updated with any further changes to planned courses. We are currently working on providing training materials that will be accessible remotely, and as soon as these are ready we will make them available from this page.
Research Services offers two regular training courses for 'costing creators' in X5.
This monthly one-day session is a hands-on PC-based course with practical exercises.
It is a basic course aimed at new administrators, research facilitators, finance officers or other departmental staff who need to have an understanding of Full Economic Costs (FEC) and who will be creating costings in X5.
To book a place, please email X5 Training.
This two-hour session is a hands-on PC-based course with practical exercises.
It is a masterclass aimed at administrators, research facilitators, finance officers or other departmental staff who need to understand the X5 collaborative costing process.
All X5 courses take place at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road. All training rooms are air-conditioned and fully accessible. A link with directions will be emailed to all registered attendees prior to each course.
For one-day training courses, tokens will be provided for use with drinks vending machines during scheduled refreshment breaks and lunch breaks, but please bring change for any drinks required before the start of the course. For shorter training sessions, drinks tokens will be available for use at the start of the course.
Training for costing approvers, principal investigators and senior approvers is available via an online screencast on approving costings.
Guides for PI and department approvers can be found in our quick reference guides section.
We encourage all approvers and senior approvers to watch these videos and read the guides before they start to use the X5 system. This also applies to any principal investigators who are going to provide approval on X5. People in these roles will receive their log in details via email as the costing creators in their department are trained.
The videos work best when using Chrome or Firefox. If you have any other technical problems viewing them please email the X5 Helpdesk.