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M8.  Project closeout

Description:

The successful completion of the research project requires a number of closure processes relating to research, people, finance, knowledge, assets and media management. This module covers effective closing out of the project life-cycle and the initiation of new allied projects.

Aims:

This module aims to provide you with an efficient and structured approach to project closeout. This approach will enable you to meet minimum client/sponsor obligations and capture ways by which they can improve your future approach to overall research project design, development and implementation.

The module also aims to illustrate some of the different requirements of different project types that ANU researchers need to be aware of as well as the benefits of using the closeout process to identify future research opportunities and improved research practices.

Learning outcomes:

After completing this module you should be able to:

  • explain the benefits of closing a project properly;
  • identify and describe obligations to a project sponsor/client from contract and project documentation;
  • outline your obligations to the project team members when a project closes;
  • structure a review and evaluation report for a project that has closed;
  • make and prioritise recommendations for other activities that could be undertaken to add value to the research investment that has been made.

Suitability:

  • Researchers at all levels, including PhD students and research management staff

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Updated:  21 March 2011/Responsible Officer:  Head, Research Student Development Centre /Page Contact:  FRLP Web Manager