A significant part of the practical training is carried out in connection with research projects. In many cases the Fellows bring with them data from geothermal projects in their home countries, but sometimes the research projects are integrated with projects that are in progress in Iceland. In these cases the project topic is selected with respect to the conditions in the home country of the individual participant.
The UNU Fellows are required to write a report on their individual projects. All project reports are published by the Training Programme. Since 1994, the reports have been published in the annual book "Geothermal Training in Iceland" with an international publishing code (ISBN 9979). Copies can be obtained upon request. The reports are mailed to former UNU Fellows and many of the leading geothermal institutions in the developing countries. Furthermore, full reports are available for download under publications.
The UNU Fellows are also required to deliver a presentation of their projects at a seminar open to scientists active in geothermal sciences.