Research and Innovation Services


Scientific reports

Many funders request Annual or Final Scientific Reports. Find out what steps you need to undertake for your research project.

It is important that the Principal Investigator (PI) understands their responsibility to ensure that such a report is submitted on time. If the final report is not received funders will withhold the final payment, the cost of any financial penalty will be borne by the department.

If the scientific report includes financial data, this should be verified with Award Services ahead of submission to ensure there are no discrepancies.

Annual and Final Expenditure Reports are all submitted (and signed off) by Award Services. The same principles of timely submission apply.

UKRI, CRUK, NIHR, BHF, Alzheimer’s Research UK and others require yearly scientific outputs to be submitted via Researchfish. Please check your funder terms and conditions for further information.