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 25 January 2017
X5 has been updated with new FEC research rates. Please see FEC, inflation and exchange rates for further information. Please note that the new rates should only be used for costing applications with funder deadlines from 1 February 2017.