Generally, at the completion of your project, there are requirements to be fulfilled. This includes:
Most funding bodies will require a final report at the conclusion of the project. This will normally be detailed in the research agreement.
The final report should be forwarded to the Office of Research and Innovation who are responsible for submission to the Funding Body. In some instances, the final report may be required to be endorsed by the Director, Office of Research and Innovation.
Final financial statements generally need to be provided to the funding agency.
The Office of Research and Innovation will take care of these financial statements. The statements will be generated from information contained in ECU’s financial system.
You will be notified when a report is due and will need to complete the Ethics Report Form. The same form can be used for either an annual progress report or a final report.
For more information about final ethics reporting visit the Managing your ethics approval web pages.
Once all milestones have been met, the project will be closed in the ECURMS.
ORI and FBSC staff will liaise with the Chief Investigator to confirm that all conditions have been met. Project closure activities will include:
When the final report has been submitted to the Funding Body and ECU are satisfied all milestones have been met, ORI will notify Finance and Business Services to organise the closing of the project. FBSC will then:
Residual funds will be treated in accordance with the University’s Accumulated Operating Surpluses Policy.
If residual funds remain after the completion of the acquittal of an externally-funded project, and the appropriate apportionment of associated costs and contractual obligations are fulfilled, the following applicable processes must be undertaken:
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