NIH All About Grants Podcast: Reporting on Your Scientific Progress

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Tom Cheever, Program Officer, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH

As part of proper stewardship and transparency, recipients must periodically tell NIH about their research progress outcomes and accomplishments when receiving an award (see NIH Grants Policy Statement Section 8.4.1 for policy and regulatory references). What exactly should someone report on and when though?

Dr. Tom Cheever, a program officer with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, explains more about progress reporting in this episode of the NIH All About Grants podcast. Join us as we discuss what the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) is, why it is important to report on your progress (even if challenges were faced), the information to provide or not provide, instructional resources, and frequency of reporting. He will also share how program staff use the information for monitoring progress, ensuring compliance, and making the next year’s award if applicable.

“Progress reporting, it’s a really important part of the grant process. And program officers really do read these things top to bottom…it’s required to issue next year’s award. And one of the main ways that NIH really fulfills our stewardship role here in making sure that we’re following all the appropriate policies and regulations.” – Dr. Tom Cheever

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