How does the RPPR differ from eSNAP progress reports?
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How does the RPPR differ from eSNAP progress reports?

The RPPR and eSNAP modules have a number of similarities:

  • The substance of the RPPR is not significantly different from an eSNAP. The grantee will be asked to describe progress, study results, the significance of the findings, and any significant changes.
  • Where possible, information is pre-populated from NIH systems for the grantee, including PD/PI information, grant number, project title and period, performance sites, and personnel.
  • Publications in PD/PI’s MyNCBI account will be displayed for easy association with the progress report.
  • SNAP awards using the RPPR format will not be required to submit a detailed budget.
  • Information required by NIH policies will continue to be requested from grantees. For example, the RPPR will address policies covering such areas as human subjects education, inclusion enrollment reporting, and use of human embryonic stem cells.

The RPPR and eSNAP have a number of differences:

  • The RPPR will have separate screens for each of the following reporting components:
    • Cover Page
    • Accomplishments
    • Products
    • Participants
    • Impact
    • Changes
    • Special [agency specific] Reporting Requirements
    • Budget [applicable only for non-SNAP awards]
  • When implemented for non-SNAP awards the Budget component will be a SF424(R&R) Budget.
  • The format of the report will be new. Users will answer questions by using a checkbox, entering text or uploading a PDF, or selecting “Nothing to Report.”
  • New information to be provided by grantees through the RPPR includes:
    • Foreign component information
    • Dollars spent in foreign country(ies) [through first-tier subawards]
    • Organizational affiliation of personnel at foreign sites
  • Effort on All Personnel report will be rounded to nearest whole person month.
  • Other features of the RPPR include:
    • Specific location to report on competitive revisions/administrative supplements associated with the award.
    • Public Access compliance status will be displayed
    • Other support will only be required if there has been a change
    • Notice of Award link
    • Streamlined reporting of ClinicalTrials.gov information

*UPDATE: The Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) is now required for progress reports on applications subject to SNAP and for electronically submitted Fellowships.  RPPR replaced the eSNAP progress reports for SNAP awards and PHS 416-6 for Fellowship progress reports in May, and will eventually replace the use of the PHS 2590 for non-SNAP awards. For more information, please see the RPPR web page and the Guide Notice NOT-OD-13-061.


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