JFSP Final Reporting Requirements (June 4, 2009)
JFSP uses the following criteria to determine if a project is complete:
- Data collection must be complete
- Data analysis must be complete
- Results and management implications must be final
- Deliverable status:
- Science publications – if one or more science manuscripts were promised in the proposal, at least one must be complete (in review acceptable) and available to upload to the JFSP web site
- Manager-oriented products - if manager-oriented products (e.g., fact sheets, videos) were promised in the proposal, they must be substantially complete and available for upload to the JFSP web site
- Software – if software was promised in the proposal, a working version of the software and a complete version of system documentation should be complete and available for upload to the JFSP web site Documentation must describe the debugging procedures used.
Note: If you are an investigator on a project funded prior to April, 2009 and believe these requirements are substantially greater than you envisioned at the time your project was funded, please contact the JFSP Program Manager.
Each JFSP-funded PI is responsible for submitting the following documentation by the project termination date:
Please upload a pdf version of your final report directly to the JFSP database through the JFSP website.
Note: Because all government funded Web sites must comply with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), all pdfs residing on a website must be 508 compliant. Section 508 requires that when Federal agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology (EIT), Federal employees with disabilities have comparable access to and use of information and data as Federal employees who have no disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency.
For more detailed information, go to http://www.Section508.gov.
The final report will then be automatically made available via the JFSP website. Final reports must include the following elements:
- Cover page with project title, JFSP project ID number, PI name and affiliation, co-author names and affiliations, and the JFSP logo
- Abstract (one to three paragraphs)
- Background and purpose (one to two pages)
- Study description and location (two to three pages)
- Key findings with one-two paragraph discussion of each
- Management implications with one-two paragraph discussion of each
- Relationship to other recent findings and ongoing work on this topic (one to two pages)
- Future work needed (one to two pages)
- The deliverables crosswalk table (list all deliverables identified in your proposal and the status of each, plus additional deliverables you have created)
Final report example (04-S-01, thanks to Dan Williams (RMRS))
Please upload all of your project deliverables directly to the JFSP database through the JFSP website. As publications are completed, please remember to return to the JFSP website and upload additional or finalized deliverables.
JFSP has a query interface available from the JFSP website for individuals to quickly obtain findings from JFSP projects according to a variety of search criteria. Please enter and attribute the key findings from your work directly into the JFSP database via the JFSP website. The findings data dictionary describes the attributes and is available from the JFSP website.
Please upload three to five photographs from your project directly to the JFSP database through the JFSP website. Photographs will be used to promote your work via Fire Science Briefs or other means.