X5 Research costing and pricing system

X5 is the costing, pricing and approval tool used by departments, Research Services, and Research Accounts to support the costing of externally funded research at the University of Oxford. Under the university’s financial regulations all applications to outside bodies must be prepared in accordance with University's Policy on the Costing and Pricing of research.

An X5 costing should be created for each outline or full application and submitted into workflow prior to approval and submission of the application by Research Services.

News 15 March 2017
The Research Councils have announced that we can now include the cost of the new apprenticeship levy for both DI and DA staff included in new grant applications. X5 is calculating the levy by uplifting the employer’s NI amount for DI staff (using the NI rates file dated 15/03/17). For funders who have specifically stated they won’t pay the levy please use the file dated 14/04/15. Please note that the Wellcome Trust have agreed to pay the levy, but not CRUK or the Leverhulme Trust.