Research and Innovation Services


Enhanced Research Facility Guidance

30 April 2021

Research Facility charge out rates have been updated for 2021-22 with enhanced guidance on the application and recharging process available.

Enhanced Research Facility Guidance

In accordance with the Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC) exercise which UK HEI’s must comply, UCL have updated the Research Facility charge out rates which are to be used when submitting new research applications and recharging actual usage to active research projects from 01 March 2021.

To accompany the update Research Services have enhanced the guidance and support available to the academic community and facilities to ensure compliance with funder’s terms and condition. Please familiarise yourself with the updated guidance if you include research facilities costs on your applications or recharge usage to research projects. 

The guidance also includes information on UCL’s TRAC listed facilities for 2021-22 and the current charge out rates applicable (password required). Historic rates are available under the Help section in Worktribe.

For the 2021-22 Financial Year SLMS have introduced a new process to ensure Non-Trac listed research facilities can be included on externally funded research applications and awards. More information is available in the updated guidance and available from your School Finance Manager. 

Inclusion of research facility costs on research applications and recharged to active awards should always be in accordance with the funder terms and conditions. If you need any support, please contact Research Services.