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Manage your Global Health project

Provide progress reports

When your project starts, we will advise you of the dates or milestones when  progress reports need to be submitted. We will send you a reminder beforehand. We will read your reports and associated documents and provide feedback.

Annually you will be asked to provide a full report of progress and key data to support ODA transparency reporting.


Complete collaboration agreements

The NIHR will need to hold signed copies of your Collaboration Agreements. If these are changed during the course of your contract, please keep NIHR informed.

Submit ethics approval

If your study requires any ethical approvals, the NIHR will need to hold copies of approvals from both UK and LMIC approval bodies.

Making changes to your project

If over the course of your NIHR-funded project you need to make changes to your programme such as change of partners, virements of funding over £20,000, or changes to planned work packages, please contact the NIHR to secure approvals for these changes.

Updating your Plain English summary

If you wish to update your Plain English summary during the life of your project, you can do so through the relevant management system. This ensures the NIHR website always reflects the latest information about your project. For further details, please contact your NIHR programme team.

Outputs and branding


It is a contractual requirement that you provide notification and copies of all of your Global Health project outputs to the NIHR at least 14 days before publication or presentation. Outputs can include articles, blogs, presentations, posters, patient information leaflets, book chapters etc. If you are unsure if something needs to be branded, please contact your programme team.

Output notifications must be submitted through the correct management system. Find out more about how to notify us of your research output in our research outputs and publications guidance.

Please keep us updated about the progress of your output (e.g. from submission to acceptance/rejection or acceptance to publication).

We can assist with correct acknowledgement of the NIHR and our funding. 

Acknowledgements and disclaimer

The NIHR must be acknowledged as the funder of your research in both oral and written outputs.

All published material must contain an acknowledgement of funding, and when mentioning research findings or opinions, an appropriate disclaimer. We may ask you to add/edit an acknowledgement and/or disclaimer if necessary, but do not approve your outputs.

Required wording:

This research was commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) [name of stream] using UK aid from the UK Government. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.


Projects funded by the Global Health Research Programme can display a ‘Funded by NIHR’ logo together with the UK aid logo. Find out more in the Global Health Identity guidelines.

Report impact

We ask NIHR-funded researchers and trainees to track and measure outputs, outcomes and impacts during their funding award and for at least five years afterwards. You’re required to report this information once a year through Researchfish, an online data collection platform used by over a hundred funders.

More information is available on our reporting impact page.

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