The final report for the Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) programme differs in structure and content from those used in other NIHR programmes, reflecting the complex nature of the research undertaken within this programme, and the numbers of publications achieved by the time a final report is presented to the NIHR Journals Library (NJL).
In recognition that researchers supported by PGfAR are actively encouraged to publish findings and developments over the course of their research, unlike other NIHR programmes that form part of the NJL, PGfAR award holders are asked to submit a summary style final report. The PGfAR summary style final report requirement is designed to utilise these published articles to support the account of the research that you submit to the NJL.
Although of a summary style, the final report still needs to be a considered, well-prepared account; hence the work needed to produce the final reports for these complex and extensive programmes of research should not be underestimated.
This guidance has been prepared specifically for researchers in receipt of funding from the PGfAR Programme. Please ensure that you follow it in conjunction with the rest of the Information for Authors guide.
From October 1st 2019, all researchers funded by the PGfAR programme should submit a final report using the summary report guidance as below.