NIH Will Require Use of Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for All Multi-Year Funded Awards

Notice Number: NOT-OD-14-026

Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:

  • May 16, 2014 - See Notice NOT-OD-14-092. NIH Will Require the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for All Type 5 Non-SNAP Progress Reports on October 17, 2014.
  • April 15, 2014 - See Notice NOT-OD-14-079. NIH Will Open the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for All Type 5 Non-SNAP Progress Reports on April 25, 2014.
  • March 4, 2014 - See Notice NOT-OD-14-064. NIH Will Open the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for All Type 5 Non-SNAP Progress Reports on April 25, 2014.

Key Dates
Release Date: November 25, 2013

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Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Purpose

This Notice announces new procedures and instructions for submitting annual progress reports for multi-year funded (MYF) awards. For MYF progress reports submitted on or after January 31, 2014.   The NIH will require the use of the eRA Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Module.

Multi-year Funded

MYF awards are awards for which the project period and budget period are the same and are longer than one year.  Progress Reports for these awards are due annually on or before the anniversary of the budget/project period start date of the award.  The reporting period for a MYF progress report is the calendar year preceding the anniversary date of the award. 

Some examples of NIH activity codes that traditionally are multi-year funded include:

C06: Research Facilities Construction Grant
DP2: NIH Director's New Innovator Award
DP3: Type 1 Diabetes Targeted Research Award
R15: Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA)

RPPR

NIH is implementing the federal-wide progress report known as the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR).  NIH already requires the use of the RPPR for Streamlined Noncompeting Award Process (SNAP) and Fellowship progress reports and is currently piloting implementation for non-SNAP RPPRs.  This announcement expands the requirement to use the RPPR for MYF progress reports.

Additional information and resources on the RPPR can be found on the eRA Commons page at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/rppr/.

Implementation

This new MYF progress report submission process applies to all MYF awards submitted on or after January 31, 2014. These instructions supersede any previous instructions regarding the submission of progress reports and may represent a change from previous instructions (e.g., those contained in the Funding Opportunity Announcement) or in the terms of award as specified in the Notice of Award.

Information on the content of a MYF RPPR, and instructions on how to submit the report through the eRA Commons will be included in the revised NIH RPPR Instruction Guide, which will be posted on January 31, 2014. 

MYF RPPRs must be completed by the PD/PI, and then submitted by an individual with the Signing Official (SO) Role in the eRA Commons or a PD/PI with delegated authority from the SO to submit a progress report. Information about SO delegation of authority to a PD/PI to submit a progress report appears in the eSNAP User Guide under Section 2. Delegating Authority.

Upon submission of the report via the eRA Commons, the Program and Grants Management Officials will review the report and request any additional information or clarification if required.   Unless follow-up is necessary, there will not routinely be any communication back to the grantee or PD/PI and the progress report will be considered complete and accepted.

If submitting a MYF progress report on or prior to January 30, 2014, use the current method. For more information see NIH Instructions for Progress Reports for Multi-year Funded (MYF) Awards.

Inquiries

General questions concerning using the eRA Commons and RPPR functionality should be directed to the eRA Commons Helpdesk at:

eRA Commons Help Desk
Web : http://ithelpdesk.nih.gov/eRA/ (Preferred method of contact)
Toll-free: 1-866-504-9552
Phone: 301-402-7469
TTY: 301-451-5939

General inquires about this Notice may be directed to:

Division of Grants Policy
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration
National Institutes of Health
6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 350
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 301-435-0938
Fax: 301-435-3059
Email: GrantsPolicy@od.nih.gov

 

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