STFC no longer requires the submission of Final Reports. Instead, reporting on research outputs is carried out through the Researchfish data collection system, which is available on an on-going basis, although there is an annual submission deadline.
Principal Investigators will be requested to participate in updating the Researchfish database with updates during the lifetime of their grant and for up to 5 years afterwards. The Research Organisation must ensure that the system is used in accordance with the guidance provided. Further information is available on the STFC website.
If outputs and outcomes are not reported as directed the Research Councils collectively will not consider further proposals where the grant holder is named as the Principal or Co Investigator. In addition the Research Councils will suspend payments for the associated grant.