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Project guide for researchers: Reporting

Project reporting

The principal investigator is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the project as well as reporting on its progress and results following a schedule and guidelines given by the financier. The financier often has a pre-made template for reporting on the results and expenses of the project. If an advisory group has been assigned for the project, the final report is approved in its meeting.

The principal investigator delivers the final report and any intermediate reports required by the funding decision / funding agreement to the registry electronically ( during the project and as it is completed. It is recommended that a shorter summary of the results and how they can be accessed is written in addition to the final report. The final report may also include ideas for further research.

Academic publications produced with research funding must mention the name of the financier and the ID number of the funding decision. It is good practice to mention any grants awarded in your CV. The financier’s name should also be mentioned in concert programmes, exhibition catalogues and other similar contexts. Researchers employed by Uniarts Helsinki must log information pertaining to their research and artistic activities into the UniartsCRIS database. 

Traits of a good final report

  • matches the research plan
  • describes how the set objectives have been reached
  • provides a clear picture of the operation and the methods used
  • includes information on the participants and procurements
  • evaluates the significance and suitability of the methods and operation modes chosen
  • describes the core findings of the project and the materials created
  • gives recommendations for further activity
  • describes future activity after the project