This Standard Costing Rec is an Excel document which, when used in conjunction with the University's X5 costing tool, provides a useful format for RGAs to cost research grant applications.
It can be used at the inception of a costing, to prepare the budget prior to inputting in X5, or throughout various iterations of the budget. Using Excel enables the PI to view and make changes to the budget in a user-friendly format. Any changes can then be translated onto X5 by the RGA.
The Rec is fully customisable and can be adapted to all funders by adjusting the "Funder Contribution" column, and adding or removing rows as needed. The initial set-up is for a standard charity funder.
An RCUK-specific version of this document (complete with RCUK UK and non-UK multi-partner functionality) and an ERC version (which is an expanded budget sheet mapping on to an budget table using ERC category headings) are also available within the funder-specific section of this website.