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Profile of registrant

UK Research Office

Identification number in the register: 651161710834-02
Registration date: 03/04/13 17:19:33

The information on this organisation was last modified on 07/03/14 09:42:03
The date of the last annual update was 07/03/14 09:42:03

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: UK Research Office
Acronym: UKRO
Legal status: public organisation
Website address:


Section: VI - Organisations representing local, regional and municipal authorities, other public or mixed entities, etc.
and more precisely: Other public or mixed entities, etc.

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Ms  Christina Miller
Position: Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Inga Benner
Position: Deputy Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 4 Rue du Trone 
Brussels 1000
Telephone number: (+32) 2 230 15 35
Fax number: (+32) 2 230 48 03
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The UKRO Research Office (UKRO) is the European office of the UK Research Councils.

UKRO’s mission is to promote effective UK engagement in EU research, innovation and higher education activities, by:

•Enabling the UK research community to make informed decisions about participation in EU programmes and to maximise the opportunities available to them;
•Supporting UK input into European research policy development and implementation through informing and interfacing with the appropriate bodies;and
•Developing and maintaining a suite of quality services that meet the evolving needs of sponsors and subscribers.
The Office operates on a membership basis, receiving subscriptions from universities and other research organisations in the UK, as well from some non-UK organisations.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 10
Complementary information: Director, Deputy Director and eight European Advisors

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Inga Benner 08/04/14 04/04/15
Maribel Glogowski 22/08/14 14/08/15
Blazej Thomas 07/11/13 05/11/14
Victoria Hayward 31/07/14 29/07/15
Malgorzata Czerwiec 31/07/14 29/07/15
Emma Carey 22/08/14 14/08/15
Edward Heelas 08/04/14 04/04/15
Ian Devine 01/02/14 30/01/15
Alexandra Berry 31/07/14 29/07/15
eevi Laukkanen 10/04/14 08/04/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

UKRO’s Services
•UKRO Portal provides comprehensive information and guidance on EU-funded programmes for research, innovation, higher education and related activities. An information services is fully integrated, providing up-to-date information, tailored to the needs of users, on all funding opportunities through the Framework Programme and other European programmes, as well as news on EU research, innovation and higher education policy;
•Enquiry service, staffed by a team of expert European Advisors, providing guidance, information and advice on EU policies, programmes and funding opportunities;
•Annual visit from an UKRO European Advisor, providing expert training, information and/or ‘surgery’ sessions tailored to the requirements of the institution;
•Meeting room in Brussels, within easy walking distance of most European Commission buildings, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers;
•Specialist training courses, focus groups and information events, providing in-depth insight into EU programmes;
•Annual conference for European officers, with the latest information on programmes and policies presented by European Commission staff, and other speakers;
•UK National Contact Points for the Marie Curie Actions and the European Research Council (ERC), each providing a dedicated helpdesk, website and specialised information and training events; and
•European RTD Insight, a free of charge monthly publication produced on behalf of the British Council, providing an overview of EU research programmes and policy.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.


Financial data

Financial year: 04/2013 - 03/2014
Total budget: 1,507,494
of which public financing: 928,494
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 928,494
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 579,000
- donations:
- contributions from members: 579,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 1000000  € - 1250000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.