The HECToR Service is now closed and has been superceded by ARCHER.

Application procedure for non-partner research councils

Non-partner Research Councils

The initial cost of HECToR was shared between BBSRC, EPSRC and NERC. These are referred to as Partner Research Councils. Access under the remit of other organisation, including other research councils are charged at a higher rate.

Non-partner application procedure

Applicants should calculate their AU requirements and fill in a Technical Assessment form, which should then be emailed to the HECToR Helpdesk. The online HECToR AU calculator can be used to help with estimating the AU requirements. After the Technical Assessment has been successfully completed, the applicants should calculate the cost of access based on the non-partner rate and include this cost into their grant application. If the grant application is successful, the applicants should get back in touch with the helpdesk and request that the project is set up on HECToR.