Latest news on the RCUK Gateway to Research

Studentship information – Update

The team has been working hard to get the student project information that we hold into the system as planned but we have since identified some important data protection issues that need resolution, along with some outstanding technical issues, to ensure faithful transfer of data to the RCUK Gateway to Research (GtR) website.

A letter has been sent out to Vice Chancellors giving a short update of our plans for including PhD student project information in GtR and to ask them to remind their supervisors, research students and third party research partners that data submitted by their organisation to the Research Councils will be published in GtR.

We will of course continue to update you on progress via this blog.

Calling all CERIF API Users

If you use CERIF API you will no doubt be aware that, owing to other priorities, the data has not been updated for a while.  We are evaluating the requirement to maintain this API and would like to hear from users to understand its current and future usage. Please email us at if you currently use or plan to use the CERIF API.

You can also check out GtR for more information about alternative API’s.

GtR down-time

On Thursday, July 17, 2014, between 3 and 4pm, we plan to take the GtR system down to do some essential housekeeping updates on the portal. We apologise for any inconvenience for this brief suspension in service.