The Operations Team are part of NDM Strategic, based in the Henry Wellcome Building for Molecular Physiology, on the Old Road Campus site, Headington, Oxford.

Current Projects

NDM Website Development

NeWT is our in-house Content Management System

Our website is now well established having been live for over 5 years; it is a dynamic project, presenting NDM from different angles, appealing to various audiences, whether you're a research student, a developing PI or the general public interested in University life or science.

We are always adding new features to the site, our most recent being:

  • NDM Podcasts – these short films give you the chance to watch our world class researchers talk about their work.  We have plenty more videos to post, so check back regularly for the latest videos.
  • NDM Seminars – to help you keep up to date with all the latest seminars and presentations, we’ve created the seminar page.  You can add seminars you’re interested in directly to your calendar, or subscribe to our RSS feed.



PINFOX stands for PI INFOrmation OXford. It is a database used for collecting information regarding a PI’s location, contact details, research activities and clinical links. It also records collaborations, both in the UK or overseas, and 8 key publications. All of the above information feeds the PIs Research Profiles on the NDM website.

A monthly research grant snapshot provides PIs with a quick view of their current funding, and also to promote communication with their administration teams. This view is only available to the individual PI’s concerned.

Reports can be run from PINFOX for the Head of Department and Administrators to review statistics on any area of the department.



OTTER is the Oxford Tool for Timesheet Entry and Reporting. This system allows administrators to set up employees and grant information so that timesheets can be requested, recorded and approved electronically on a monthly basis. Report functions are provided to support day-to-day management of grants and to satisfy sponsor audit requirements. After a successful pilot, the system is now live in 6 NDM units and we’ll shortly be updating OTTER with some new features. If you're interested in using OTTER, or want to find out some more information, contact our web team.



OxTREID stands for Oxford Tropical Ethics and Indemnity Database. This web-based application will replace the Word form currently used by overseas PIs who want to submit a project to OxTREC (Oxford Tropical Ethics Committee).


Ongoing projects

NDMS facilitated a large equipment review across all the NDM units.  The hard work from everyone involved has been used to create a University wide database intended to promote equipment and facility sharing between departments.  The page is now available via the Research Support website and  the University of Oxford's research facilities and equipment on-line searchable database.

Many of the questions we are asked on a daily basis can be related back to the Support Documentation available on the Training and Learning web pages, plus information regarding reports, which are summarised in the reports library and how to deal with Internal Trade.

Please refer to the reports library in the first instance for enquires relating to Oracle Finance reports.

Contact us

Jamie Newman, Acting Head of Operations, (2)87995

Dr Claire-Lise Kessler, Information Officer, (2)87985 (Tue, Wed, Fri)

Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd , Scientific Outreach Manager (on maternity leave)

Dr Charvy Narain, Scientific Outreach Manager Maternity Cover (not Wed) (2)87988

Web Development Team, (2)87983