Report Format for ISO Geospatial Metadata Standards Implementation

NSDI Cooperative Agreements Program
ISO Geospatial Metadata Standards Implementation
Interim and Final Project Report Format

Keep the report short and to the point.  All reports will be posted to the FGDC grants Web site. 

Agreement Number:
Project title:
Indicate whether Interim or Final report
Organization: Name, Mailing Address, Web Address
Principal Investigator: Name, Telephone Number, Email Address
Collaborating Organizations: Organization Name, Contact Name, Mailing Address, Web Address

Executive Summary
Write a short paragraph (under 250 words) describing the key successes or outcomes of the project. The interim report should highlight anticipated outcomes and actual milestones, whereas the final report summary should describe the project as completed.

Project Narrative
The interim report shall highlight anticipated outcomes and actual milestones. The final report summary shall describe the project as completed. Summarize the project activities. Include its accomplishments, successes, challenges, and collaboration activities, as appropriate.
• Describe development the CSDGM to ISO Transition Strategy.
• Explain established expertise in CSDGM to ISO capabilities.
• List presentations or other outreach activities; include information about the event, location, and number of people who attended.
• List major deviations from the original proposal and explain rationale.
• Describe how challenges were identified and what steps were taken to overcome them.
• For the final report, identify how the public can access the deliverables at no cost.
• For the final report, identify completed activities and activities planned after the performance and inform the community of the guidance resources available.

In writing the report keep in mind the objective of this category is for organizations to explore and test the process and procedures involved in transitioning from the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) to the international geospatial metadata standard, ISO 19115-1 Geographic Information – Metadata – Part 1: Fundamentals. Projects should outline an implementation strategy that identifies the processes, participants, milestones and timeline for exploring the technical and organizational issues that must be addressed during transition. A project can focus on technical and/or organizational issues.

Status of Metadata Service
List information about translated metadata records, if any.
Approximately how many metadata files have resulted from this project, if any?

If any photographs, graphics, or illustrations of the project are highly desirable. If available, please include them.

Next Steps:
Will the project activities continue after the award is closed?
What formal or informal organizational relationships were established to sustain activities beyond performance period?
Describe the next phase in your project. 
Do you need FGDC assistance?
What requirements (more technical assistance, software, other?) do you have to continue project? What other areas need work?

Feedback on Cooperative Agreements Program (to be completed for the final report)
What are the CAP Program strengths and weaknesses?
Where did it make a difference?
Was the assistance you received sufficient or effective?
What would you recommend that the FGDC do differently?
Are there factors that are missing or are there additional needs that should be considered?
Are there program management concerns that need to be addressed, such as the time frame?
If you were to do the project again, what would you do differently?