How do I report to you?
During the lifetime of a grant
We have combined the reporting of outcomes data with our own annual and final report forms, and have hopefully made things easier for you by moving it all online. You now just need to complete an online report once a year on the anniversary of the grant using the same Grants Management System that we use for our online funding applications. You will be given 1 month for an annual report or 3 months for a final reports to complete and submit your form. Initial feedback from this change has been overwhelmingly positive, so we hope that you will see this as a change for the better.
Once your grant has finished
We also plan to launch a follow-up reporting system, where we will continue to ask you for progress towards the ultimate end-goal of your research after the end of your funding from us.
We don’t expect everything we fund to end up being successful, but we can’t afford to miss the real life impacts, big or small, that make a difference for men with or at risk from prostate cancer. This information give us an unparalleled opportunity to use the past success of our research funding to raise more money and so fund more research. It also gives us a stronger stance when it comes to working with NICE, NHS England, drug companies and healthcare professionals to make sure that the work you’ve done is implemented, and your contribution is recognised.
Your help will be crucial to letting us make the most of these opportunities. If you do receive long-term follow up requests, please do complete them. We’ll work hard to keep them as light touch as possible. If there’s no impact yet, or if the trail has gone cold, that’s absolutely fine to tell us.
On the other hand, no matter how long ago you had a grant from us (or from our previous incarnations as Prostate Action or The Prostate Cancer Charity), if anything has happened since that you think might help us demonstrate the impact and importance of our funding, please do let us know.