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Wed 3 Jul - Thu 4 Jul 2024
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Venue: Via MS Teams

Provided by: Finance Training


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Virtual - Grants Part 2: Grant reports in Cognos

Wed 3 Jul - Thu 4 Jul 2024


This course will concentrate on how to use the Cognos reporting tool to help manage departmental research grants. These reports can be divided into three main categories:

  • Summary financial information for Projects
  • Detailed expenditure analysis
  • Management reports for Grants due to close

In this course we will not access the Grants module in CUFS.

The course material will be split across 2 webinars on consecutive days

Target audience

Staff who manage departmental Grants.

Please Note: If you work in the ROO, this course only covers the reports that are available to grant administrators in the depts. It doesn't focus on the central reports that you will run as part of your role as this will be covered internally by the ROO. If you would just like to know how to use Cognos and create some shortcuts, personalised pages then refer to the Cognos Introduction course.


– Please complete at least three working days before the course starts.

Your booking will remain 'provisional' until the following prerequisites have been completed;

  • Attended the Cognos Introduction course either:

Virtual Or on-demand online -


Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 3 Jul   09:30 - 11:30 09:30 - 11:30 Via MS Teams Sarah Perry
2 Thu 4 Jul   09:30 - 11:00 09:30 - 11:00 Via MS Teams Sarah Perry
  • Accessing Cognos to run Grant reports in both PDF and Excel formats
  • How to set up short cuts to ‘My Folders’
  • How to create personalised pages
  • Schedule reports to run in the future and email them to yourself and others
  • Identify the various reports available and discuss the data that they show
  • To explore what reports are available to PIs

To report and manage Grants efficiently and effectively by utilising Cognos.


Demonstrations and practicals to consolidate learning


2 webinars on consecutive days

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