Business performance management

We carefully monitor progress towards our goals and adjust activities where needed. We collect evidence of performance in several different ways.

As well as internal reporting we regularly report to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, to demonstrate that our investment of public funds us supporting UK economic growth, policymaking and societal wellbeing.

Demonstrating our effectiveness

NERC operates a performance management system, common to all the research councils, which ensures our priorities are aligned with government goals as well as our own.


Evaluations are a retrospective assessment of performance. They are one of a range of processes which tell us how well we and our investments are performing.

Environmental sustainability

NERC's sustainability performance is monitored by the NERC Sustainability Team with environmental performance being managed at centre / national capability level by the Environmental Professionals Group.