Corporate report

Direct Research Portfolio Annual Report 2018 to 2019

The NDA's R&D investment of approximately £90 million in 2018 to 2019 included a separate budget for the direct commissioning of strategic projects. This Direct Research Portfolio (DRP) is the focus of this report.



The bulk of R&D expenditure is allocated to our Site Licence Companies (SLCs) and subsidiary organisations for 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, the NDA commissions projects directly, particularly in areas with potential to have an impact across a number of sites. This kind of research also helps shape our future strategy, underpin existing strategy, encourage early innovation or maintain key technical skills.

Published 6 January 2020