TRAC guidance

TRAC guidance for 2022-23 returns

Chapter Subject Ref Section
Full TRAC guidance (v2.8)
1 Introduction 1.1 Introduction
1.2 Principles and standards
1.3 TRAC activity definitions
2 Governance and quality assurance of TRAC 2.1 Governance and quality assurance of TRAC
3 TRAC process 3.1 Data required for TRAC
3.2 Sustainability adjustments
3.3 Direct cost attribution
3.4 Allocating departmental and central costs
3.5 Income allocation
4 TRAC reporting 4.1 Annual TRAC return
4.2 Research charge-out rates
4.3 TRAC for Teaching return - TRAC(T)
5 Calculation of research project costs 5.1 Calculation of research project costs
6 Glossary 6.1 Glossary of terms
Annexes 1.1a Change log
1.2a Materiality
1.2b Dispensation
2.1a Requirements and processes for changes in compliance status or institutional status
2.1b Assurance reminders checklist
2.1c Process timeline for Committee of the governing body
3.1a Academic time allocation survey form
3.1b Pension cost adjustment calculator
3.1c Indexation worksheet 2022-23
3.1d Derivation of TRAC income and expenditure figures for Table A1
3.2a MSI calculation 2022-23
3.5a Annex 3.5a Income allocation 2022-23
3.5b Annex 3.5b Guidance on allocation of OfS-Funding Council Grants 2022-23
4.1a 2022-23 TRAC return – sample workbook (with validation)
4.1a 2022-23 TRAC return - sample Accountable Officer sign-off form
4.1b TRAC peer groups
4.2a Facility costing template
4.2b Technician survey template
4.2c HM Treasury letter – University Research: Costs to Government Departments (13 February 2004)

TRAC Statement of Requirements

All the TRAC requirements have been pulled together in this document, to help institutions to assess compliance both in designing their TRAC process and in the sign-off process for the TRAC returns.

Note: this does not contain any new, different or additional information to the requirements in the guidance above.