Progress Reporting Changes Begin this Month


NIH grantees with Streamlined Noncompeting Award Process (SNAP) and Fellowship awards are now required to use the eRA Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Commons Module, for awards with start dates on or after July 1, 2013 (due dates on or after May 15 and May 1, respectively). Progress reports for these awards submitted in any other format will not be accepted and must be resubmitted in the RPPR format.  If a progress report has been initiated as an eSNAP, the format must be changed to the RPPR, with the help of the eRA help desk. It is important to be aware of these requirements because noncompliance with them will jeopardize the NIH’s ability to issue timely awards.

Not sure if this requirement applies to your NIH grant? Your Notice of Award will specify whether an award uses SNAP. Awards routinely using SNAP are “K” awards and “R” awards. The RPPR requirement also applies to all fellowship (“F”) awards as well. If you need additional help, you can find contact info for assistance in this NIH Guide notice, or get in touch with your grants management specialist. The RPPR page and Frequently Asked Questions also contain additional information to help you.

One comment

  1. Unfortunately, the “MyNCBI” component and linkage from within the Commons is horrific; non-intuitive, what shows up on actual pages doesn’t match what the “Help” / instructions shows (e.g., for the checking compliance tool or even for linking papers to particular grants -which used to be fairly easy). Always a bracing sign when the informatic tool gets worse instead of better, and another great way to put scientific training to use!

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