December 17, 2012

Changes to Federal Grant Progress Reporting in Early 2013 (RPPR)

Progress reporting to NIH, NSF, and other federal grant-making agencies will change significantly in early 2013. The research performance progress report (RPPR) is a federal-wide uniform progress report format for use by all federal agencies that provide sponsored funding. The RPPR will replace other interim performance progress report formats currently used, including eSNAP (NIH) and the Project Reports module in FastLane (NSF). The RPPR is mandated by the federal Office of Management and Budget and coordinated by NSF.

The attached document provides questions and answers about the RPPR generally and its implementation by NIH and NSF. OSPA will communicate additional information as it becomes available. Should you have questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact me.