The PCC requires grant recipients to submit a variety of reports during the life cycle of a grant award. All reports must be accurate, complete, and submitted on time. Non-compliance may result in withholding of funds, and/or ineligibility for future funding.
Four types of reports may be solicited:
- Interim Reports (for regular PCC Grants and Fellowships longer than one year in length)
PCC awards are disbursed to PIs annually pursuant to project development instead of in one lump sum. To ensure projects are making progress and are on track, researchers must submit interim reports each year before receiving their allotted annual funds. For instance, for a three-year project, two interim reports are required: one at the end of year one, and the second at the end of year two.
The report solicits milestones to date, including manuscripts, and updates to the original trajectory of the project, including staff, timelines, and scope. The report must not exceed five pages in length. A template for the interim report can be viewed here: Interim Report Template Final
- Final Reports (all projects, including Micro-Grants)
Final reports are due 60 days following the completion of a PCC funded project. These reports are longer, solicit more detail, and should provide an excellent overview of the project’s impact (or potential impact) on anti-doping detection and deterrence.
The final report asks grantees about accomplishments towards the goal of the project, manuscripts and publications produced, key outcomes, and future plans. A template for the final report can be viewed here: Final Report Template.doc
- Final Budget Reports (all projects, including Micro-Grants)
The final budget report is submitted alongside the final report and provides an overview of how PCC grant funding was used. This report seeks to ensure spending was in accordance with the originally proposed scope of work. Any unspent funds must be returned to the PCC following the conclusion of the project. A template for the final report can be viewed here: Final Report Budget
- Research Impact Report (RIR) (all projects, including Micro-Grants)
The RIR is solicited 6-12 months following the completion of a project as a mechanism to assess its impact, including research outputs and/or implementation, which may have occurred after submission of the final report.
This report tracks three key metrics: research outputs, adoption, and spin-off projects, which provide a holistic overview of the project’s contribution to anti-doping advancement. For more information on the RIR, and why it’s important, visit our blog post on the topic. A template for the RIR can be viewed here: RIR Template
All PCC reports are important and may be used to shape future research priorities or working group needs or to determine a PI’s eligibility for future funding. The reports may also highlight projects for which additional PCC investment would be valuable. For example, final reports help determine a project’s eligibility for PCC Translational Research Funding.
Each of the above reports can also be accessed via your individual project page in the My PCC portal. Reports can be uploaded directly to the project pages, or (ideally) emailed to Jenna Celmer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jenna is also happy to respond to any questions regarding PCC reports.