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Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC)

Information for staff completing the Time Allocation Survey

These pages are intended to provide you with information on TRAC, the Time Allocation Survey, web-diaries and guidance on how to complete them.

The Time Allocation Survey is in the form of an on-line diary. When entering the Time Allocation Survey you will be asked for your University username and password. Please refer to the instructions for Time Allocation Survey before starting the diary.

TAS Guidance Notes 2018-19 (PDF, 384 KB) and Time Allocation Survey FAQs are provided to clarify the definitions of various activities; please use them as a reminder through the week. A list of active research grants within your School is provided in the diary system to enable you to allocate time spent on research to a source of funding where applicable. It is possible to print out the blank web diary page for each week, and if preferred you can complete on hard copy, and then transfer the information into the online diary at the end of each week.

Diary completion weeks

The weeks for diary completion in Semester 2 this year are the weeks beginning:

  • Monday 11th February
  • Monday 18th February
  • Monday 1st April
  • Monday 8th April
  • Monday 10th June
  • Monday 17th June

Further information

Reporting problems


Finance Department

The Gateway
North Haugh
St Andrews
KY16 9RJ
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: 01334 46 2513



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