Milestones are tasks that are usually listed in the work and payment schedules in a contract.
Administrative tasks are for the work carried out by an administration team, eg invoicing and acquittals.
Academic tasks are those for which a Chief Investigators is responsible, eg reports and studies.
Milestones that are assigned to you in ResearchNow have email reminders. If there is an administrative task associated with an academic milestone – for example, invoice on acceptance of a report – the finance team can see the academic work is completed and issue an invoice.
The existing Service One request for invoice is still used for those invoices that need to be raised on an ad hoc basis. You can also use it to raise an invoice request if the academic milestone is completed ahead of time.
Over time, additional information will be added to award records, including expenditure budgets and milestones. These will be derived from the contract and from data from Finance.