Water Research Foundation Funding Project Report Guidelines

​The following documents provide information, standards, and guidelines about reports and other deliverables related to research projects sponsored by the Water Research Foundation.

Intellectual Property (IP)
IntellectualPropertyGuidelinesforPIsandco-PIs.pdfIntellectual Property (IP) Guidelines for PIs and co-PIs
Preparing Periodic Reports
PeriodicReport_Attachment1.pdfPeriodic Report Format and Content
Preparing Research Reports
ChecklistsFormsandGuidelines.docChecklists Forms and Guidelines
Appendix B of Format Style Guide
CommunicationStrategiesProducts.pdfCommunication Strategies Products
This document provides some ideas to consider when developing the Communication Plan for a research project.
Utility_Confirmation_Letter.pdfExample Utility Letter of Confirmation
In accordance with the Project Funding Agreement, the principal investigator is required to submit letters for each participating utility confirming that they have been made aware of the nature of the cooperative relationship and have reviewed all applicable data, information, and results.  These letters must be signed by a representative of the participating utility.  This is an example of language that participating utilities might include in their confirmation letters.
FormatStyleGuide.pdfFormat Style Guide
7th Edition
ResearchReportTemplate.dotxResearch Report Template
Template for research reports
Electronic Media
SoftwareCD-ROMCriteria.pdfSoftware Criteria
These are criteria used by WRF to determine whether software should to be created either to replace or to accompany a printed research report.
WebsiteCriteriaFeasibilityStudy.docWebsite Criteria Feasibility Study
Feasibility Study and criteria used by the Foundation to determine whether a web-based product such as a Web site or Web tool should be created to replace a printed research report.
Supporting Resources
In addition to the above project deliverables, the Foundation offers a collection of supporting findings that complement our research. Foundation project managers select items which offer additional information to projects and topics. The following documents assist researchers in offering these supporting resources to subscribers.
SampleLettertoRequestPermissiontoUseCopyrightedMaterialsforaSupportingResource.docSample Letter Requesting Permission to Use Copyrighted Materials for Supporting Resources
This document provides a template for researchers to request permission for use from another publisher of their material when they have assigned copyright to other entities.
SupportingResourceGuidelines.pdfSupporting Resource Guidelines
Researchers are asked to follow these guidelines when creating Foundation presentations, papers, etc. to help make all our supporting resources consistent, easily understood, and legally sound.