Integrated Research Information Systems (IRIS)

IRIS is a large portfolio of process and system development that aims to ensure internal administration of research applications and awards is user friendly and simple, this includes:

  • redesign systems to improve usability;
  • increase interaction between internal systems to ensure that information only needs to be entered once; and
  • where possible, ensure internal systems interact with external systems.

Costing & Awards Tool

The Costing & Awards Tool (available via myResearch on MUSE) has been developed to enable users to accurately cost research projects and follow the administrative progress of awards through to completion. 

Future developments

We are planning the very many improvements we can make in future phases of development, which will aim to improve the functionality, making it more tailored to individual departments and providing better integration with other University systems. We are also continually developing the tool, based on the user feedback. 

  • We hope you like the Costing & Awards Tool. We welcome feedback and also invite ideas for future developments – use the 'Feedback' button within the costing tool (top right of the screen). Please use the Pricing helpline if you have any urgent queries ext 21450.

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Open the Costing & Awards Tool via myResearch


The myResearch application brings together systems and resources for research projects. Tell us what you think

Open myResearch

Cost Estimator

The easy to use Cost Estimator can calculate an initial figure for costing a research proposal in seconds. Tell us what you think.

Open the Research Cost Estimator

This short animation introduces the early developments. We hope you like them and are keen to hear your feedback.

Further information

Further information on IRIS is available on the IT Services website.