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UK Research Office

Identification number in the register: 651161710834-02
Registration date: 03/04/2013 17:19:33

The information on this entity was last modified on: 06/05/2015 11:27:19
The date of the last annual update was: 06/05/2015 11:27:19
Next update due latest on: 06/05/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

UK Research Office


public organisation

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Other organisations

    Contact details

Rue du Trone, 4
Brussels 1000

(+32) 2 230 15 35

    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Christina Miller


    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Inga Benner

Deputy Director

    Goals / remit

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.

  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Marie Curie, ERC







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.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 10  



Director, Deputy Director and eight European Advisors

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Maribel Glogowski 22/08/2014 14/08/2015
Blazej Thomas 09/12/2014 04/12/2015
Inga Benner 08/05/2015 06/05/2016
Christina Miller 09/05/2015 07/05/2016
Emma Carey 22/08/2014 14/08/2015
Philip Holliday 09/12/2014 04/12/2015
Ian Devine 09/12/2014 04/12/2015

    Fields of interest

  • 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

    Membership and affiliation


    Financial data

04/2014  -  03/2015

< 9,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

    Code of conduct

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