NIH Will Open the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for All Type 5 Non-SNAP Progress Reports on April 25, 2014

Notice Number: NOT-OD-14-064

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

  • April 30, 2014 - See Notice NOT-OD-14-085. Transition Plans for Reporting Sex/Gender, Race, and Ethnicity Information in Non-Competing Type 5 Progress Reports.

Key Dates
Release Date: March 4, 2014

Related Announcements
NOT-OD-14-026; NOT-OD-13-113; NOT-OD-13-035; NOT-OD-13-061; NOT-OD-12-083

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will open the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for all type 5 non-SNAP progress reports following the April 24, 2014, eRA release.


NIH requires use of the RPPR module to submit progress reports for Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (SNAP), fellowship, and multi-year funded awards. NIH is continuing efforts to implement the RPPR module for non-SNAP awards; please see details below.

RPPR for Non-SNAP Progress Reports

Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) institutions currently may opt to to submit type 5 non-SNAP progress reports using the RPPR and NIH encourages FDP institutions to continue to do so.

On April 25, 2014, NIH will expand to all institutions the ability to submit type 5 non-SNAP progress reports using the RPPR. NIH encourages all institutions to use the RPPR to submit type 5 non-SNAP progress reports when access is available. While non-FDP institutions cannot submit type 5 non-SNAP progress reports using the RPPR until April 25, 2014, for institutions interested in learning more about non-SNAP RPPRs, an archive of a recent training session is available on the NIH RPPR webpage. Beginning on April 25, 2014, all institutions may use the RPPR for type 5 non-SNAP progress reports.

Non-SNAP progress reports not submitted using the RPPR must be submitted using the PHS 2590.

NIH anticipates requiring all grantee institutions to use the RPPR for non-SNAP progress reports beginning on October 17, 2014; however, a separate Guide Notice announcing the requirement will be issued on a future date. Note also, that NIH continues development of the RPPR for final progress reports and for administrative extensions (Type 4s; e.g., SBIR/STTR Fast-Track Phase II application). NIH will update the community as progress is made.
Additional information and resources on the RPPR, including the current RPPR Instruction Guide and training archives, can be found at:


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

eRA Service Desk
Web: (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
Phone: 301-435-0938
Fax: 301-435-3059