The Service is available to those eligible to seek research grant support from the EPSRC.

The standard procedure is to award running allocations valid for a period of six months. At the end of this period it is possible to make a brief continuation application which will be judged on prior usage.

For potential users who find an urgent need for access to the Service in mid session, a stream-line (Rapid Access) procedure is available whereby a small allocation may be made for a specified project. Users with such an allocation will remain on our database for the rest of the allocation period and will receive user circulars, including a reminder for renewal of allocations near the end of the allocation period.