Annual reports

Griffith research centres and institutes are required to submit an annual report on operations and research performance. The reports cover:

  • a summary of centre or institute achievements and outcomes
  • key planning issues and priorities for the following year
  • income and expenditure details
  • how the budget aligns with the Strategic Plan.

Annual report form


Completed Agreements between research centres or institutes and the related academic elements from which their staff are drawn must be submitted with the reports. The Agreement specifies aspects including:

  • funding contributions
  • responsibilities for staff support
  • responsibilities for space and facilities.

Agreement template

Third-year reviews

The Research Committee conducts major reviews of each research centre and institute in its third year of funding. The reviews consider:

  • major achievements and strategies of the centre or institute
  • the Strategic Plan for the next three years
  • key planning issues and priorities for the next operational year
  • income and expenditure details, and how these align with the Strategic Plan.

2021 schedule for third-year reviews and 2020 annual reports

February to March Update of centre membership lists
February to March External reviewers appointed for third-year reviews
February to June Institutes/Centres conduct third year review strategic planning
April Institutes/Centres receive preliminary 2020 data reports 
End of May Institutes/Centres submit reports to Deans Research/Pro Vice Chancellors/committees for sign-off
30 June Submission deadline - third year reviews and annual reports to Office for Research
Early JulyCompleted third year review reports submitted to external reviewers for assessment
July-AugustMembers and staff survey responses collected
Mid-July Review panel meeting - Annual reports
Mid-August External reviewers submit assessment reports on third year reviews
End AugustReview panel and Directors meetings - Third year reviews
SeptemberOperational planning and budget cycles

Change of membership details forms

Research centre and institute directors can use the below form to administer changes to centre/institute membership