Corporate report

Direct Research Portfolio Annual Report 2017 to 2018

NDA's annual R&D investment, which totalled approximately £101 million in 2017 to 2018, includes a separate budget for the direct commissioning of strategic projects. This is the Direct Research Portfolio (DRP) and is the focus of this report.



The bulk of R&D expenditure is via funding allocated to our Site Licence Companies (SLCs) and subsidiary organisations, and is aimed at addressing specific on-site challenges identified during decommissioning activities. This work is carried out by SLCs, the subsidiaries and through contracts awarded to their supply chain.

Separately, NDA commissions projects directly, particularly in areas with potential to have an impact across a number of sites or develop our overall strategy. This kind of research may help shape and develop our strategy, encourage early innovation or maintain key technical skills.

Published 27 March 2019