This is a reminder about the services you can access via our institutional subscription to UKRO. The UKRO Research Office (UKRO) is the European office of the UK Research Councils and they are charged with promoting effective UK engagement in EU research, innovation and higher education activities
BU pays an annual subscription to UKRO and as part of this you can set up alerts to be notified by email of activities/ funds/ etc of interest to you. Some of the excellent services and information you can access are:
Calls for Proposals in your subject area: You can set up personalized search alerts using keywords or thematic areas so you receive info on calls released when they happen
Information Day details: UKRO are often first to know when an Info Day will be held. Subscribing to receive this information will ensure you can register early for an Info Day and be assured a place on the day.
Enquiry Service: You can ask UKRO for any kind of information and advice you need related to EU funding. They are in Brussels and have daily contact with Project Officers and EC officials and can find out key information for you. They can also clarify eligibility criteria etc.
Partner searches: You can receive information about people looking for Partners in projects which match your expertise, and also issue calls for Partners for your own projects
Policy information relevant to your subject: When a key paper is issued which relates to your keyword, you can be notified
UK National Contact Points (NCPs) for Marie Curie & ERC: the UK NCPs for these two schemes are UKRO members of staff. They have a dedicated helpdesk, website and specialised information and training events relating to these two schemes.
Setting up an account is easy, you just need to use your BU email address and the default password ukro4web. This is a temporary password. Once you are logged in, please go to ‘Edit Profile’ to set a new, personalised password.
You have been set up with a default profile which means that your personal news page will cover all information types and categories, and you will receive a daily email alert. You can customise this at any time using the short guide to the new Portal (and FAQs) on the homepage.
If you want some help customizing your account, send me an email and we can arrange a time for me to guide you through this.