The British Coal Utilisation Research Association


3.4) THE REQUIRED FORMAT FOR BCURA SIX MONTHLY PROGRESS REPORTS

Six-monthly Progress Reports should have a front cover which includes the following information,

  • Names of University(s),

  • BCURA Agreement No

  • Title of Project

  • Number and Period of Report (with contracted start and end dates of the overall project)

  • Full Name, Address, telephone and fax numbers and E-mail addresses, etc. of the University Project Manager(s)

  • Full Name, Address, telephone and fax numbers and E-mail addresses, etc. of the BCURA Industrial Supervisor

The format of the report should be as follows, at a length consistent with the information to be reported.

SUMMARY

This section will be copied and used in the preparation of the Technical Officer’s Report to Council and will be seen by all Council Members. This summary should be a concise account of progress during the reporting period against the agreed programme and should be comprehensible as a stand-alone text.

INTRODUCTION

This should give an outline of background information to explain why the work is being done and should briefly state the aims and potential benefits of the project.

EXPERIMENTAL, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

These sections will obviously comprise the bulk of the text where brevity and user-friendliness are of prime importance. These sections may be combined if desired, i.e. Experimental/Results or Results/Discussion. It should be ensured that the experimental details are understandable in general terms, and that all relevant results are included.

CONCLUSIONS

These should be stated clearly and concisely, using bullet points if possible.

PROPOSED WORK FOR NEXT SIX MONTHS PERIOD.

REFERENCES/TABLES/FIGURES/APPENDICES AS REQUIRED.

SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL CLAIM FOR THE REPORTING PERIOD.

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