Research and Business Services has recently made a number of improvements to the pre- and post-award support available to colleagues in the University. One significant feature introduced in the last month is the online Project Monitoring Reports which allow Principal Investigators to keep track of spend to date and funds remaining on all externally funded projects. Reports are available via the Post-Award section of the RBS website and require a Northumbria username and password.
Once logged in you can choose to view reports using either the University or RCUK financial models. Simply choose a School, a PI name and then select the project number and title you would like to view using the drop-down menus.
The report shows a straightforward breakdown of planned spend, spend to date and any committed expenditure so PIs can see at a glance how much money is left under any particular budget heading.You can also drill down to view additional details for different categories of travel expenditure, for example.
If you have any questions about the Project Monitoring Reports, please direct them to Wendy Anderson in the RBS Post-Award team.