The mandatory justification of resources (JoR) aids reviewers who are assessing proposals, to make informed judgements on whether requested resources are appropriate for the research posed.
Costings should be justified on the basis of full economic costs (fEC) of the project, not just on the costs expected from the research councils.
The JoR should be no more than two sides of A4, and be added as an attachment to the proposal. It should justify the resources required to undertake the research project, taking into account the nature and complexity of the proposal.
The JoR should not be simply a list of the resources required, as this is given in the Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) system form. Whether the grant is a large programme grant or a small travel grant, all items requested in the Je-S form must be justified in the JoR.
NHS research costs should be justified under the appropriate heading. NHS support and treatment costs should be identified in the JoR document to allow reviewers to consider the overall value for money, however these will not be supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
The JoR is a free-text document. So you do not miss any costings from the Je-S form or justifications for the items requested, match the costs to the proposal headings below.