Converis is the University’s system for managing research grant applications and knowledge transfer activities.  All external income should be recorded and approval to make an application should be sought through the system.

All staff, doctoral and MbyRes research at Sheffield Hallam must undergo ethical scrutiny. Ethics applications and reviews are also managed through Converis..


Converis is an online system which can be accessed on or off campus.  The system works best in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and can be accessed at:

The following document explains how to create a desktop shortcut or browser favourite:

How to Create Shortcuts and Bookmarks

Pre Award – Useful Documents

Ethics – Useful Documents

Converis-User-Guide-2.11.11 (Updated 17/05/2019) Ethics Review Academic Training Guide v0.09  (updated 15/07/2019)
Filtering Reporting Guide 3.2 (Updated 10/04/2019) Faculty Ethics Admin – Ethics Review Helpsheet v0.11 (Updated 15/07/2019)
The University’s internal process for the authorisation of R&KT funding applications, tenders and related contracts is carried out in Converis.  The documents below provide details of the staff involved in the authorisation procedure. Converis Ethics Reporting Helpsheet
Authorisers (Updated 28/07/2020) Switching Roles
Support Contacts (Updated 30/10/2019) Ethics Review Resubmission Process
Completing Mandatory Fields for Records Pre-Aug 1st 2016 Ethics Review Second Resubmission Process
Expressions of Interest Ethics Review Amendments Process
Adding External Partners Post Approval Browse Template Instructions
Recording changes in project costs

Temporary changes to Converis

With the establishment of Colleges and Research Institutes the Converis system needs to be restructured to reflect the relationship between Research Centres/Depts with both the new Colleges and the Research Institutes. To ensure business continuity a temporary work-around has been implemented and details are provided in the documents below. 

Temporary changes to Converis


Getting Help

If you have any queries about Converis, please email the Converis Support Team at: