The attached document is updated to include the following newly-released information regarding the transition of NSF annual, final, and interim project reports to Research.gov:
NSF awardees must stop submitting project reports in FastLane starting on February 1, 2013. On March 18, 2013, NSF will transfer its current project reporting service from FastLane to Research.gov. Principal Investigators should pay particular attention to reports previously submitted and returned by their NSF Program Officer. Returned reports should be revised and resubmitted prior to February 1. To assist the research community with this transition, the overdue date will be extended for all project reports that are currently scheduled to become overdue between January 31 and April 30, 2013.
NSF is offering a free webinar tomorrow, January 16, to provide additional information: Project Reports on Research.gov: What’s In It for Me?
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.
As you may know, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is transitioning annual, final, and interim project reporting from FastLane to Research.gov. NSF is committed to continuing to work with the research community and NSF awardees on achieving a smooth transition.
What do I Need to Know Now?
Principal Investigators (PIs) and co-PIs must stop submitting new project reports in FastLane starting on February 1, 2013. On March 18, 2013, NSF will transfer its current project reporting service from FastLane to Research.gov. You should pay particular attention to your reports that are currently in progress and reports previously submitted and returned by your NSF Program Officer.
Project reports that are in progress as well as those reports that are returned by NSF Program Officers should be revised and resubmitted prior to February 1. To assist the research community with this transition, the overdue dates have been extended for all project reports originally scheduled to become overdue between January 31 and April 30, 2013. Starting March 18, 2013, you can use Research.gov to submit project reports.
NOTE: If you are in the Project Report Pilot, this message does not apply to you.