Most funding agencies require annual, periodic and final technical/scholarly and financial reports on the activity of the funded project. Reporting frequency is usually defined in the Letter of Award or Grant Agreement which is signed prior to the project start date. On-going reporting to the funding agency is used to monitor the progress of the award against the research programme. This includes work packages, milestones and deliverables, and the overall objectives of the funding call under which the award was made. The funding agency usually provides templates for their periodic reports.
The periodic technical/scholarly report generally comprises:
Interim financial reports/statements to the funding agency are used to monitor the project spend against the project budget. The funding agency usually provides guidelines for eligible and ineligible costs that the project PI and UCD Research Finance Office (RFO) need to follow, when preparing the financial reports/statements.