Outcomes, issues and recommendations
Outline any outcomes, issues and recommendations, also include a proposed management strategy for any issues.
Demonstration/promotion/extension activities/research reporting
Researchers should identify issues such as commercialisation, advertising, communication/extension and opportunities for new projects, workshops etc arising from the research.
Confirmation of industry funding, if not already notified
Where the project budget shows a contribution from industry, RIRDC requires confirmation that the research organisation has received that contribution for the relevant financial year. To release research funds it is essential to complete this section in Clarity if your project budget has an amount in the "industry contribution" column.
Variation requests not already identified to RIRDC
Variations to the project, including timing, staffing and budgets, will need to be approved by the Corporation. A justification for the changes sought must be provided.
This section is for any other relevant comments.
Length and content
As annual progress payments are made following approval of progress reports, sufficient information should be provided to allow research managers to fairly assess progress against the agreed tasks. Reports should enable RIRDC to:
- Determine if milestones have been achieved.
- Respond to any problems that have arisen.
- Consider variations that are proposed.
- Develop ideas and opportunities arising from the project.
As indicated above, they should address the significance and implications of the outcomes reported as well as providing information on the work completed. Clarity will restrict the content to 250 words per heading.
Reports should be written in a user friendly manner with minimum use of scientific jargon and acronyms. New technical terms should be explained where necessary.
Do not repeat information included in previous reports.