Notice Number: NOT-OD-14-064
Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:
Release Date: March 4, 2014
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.
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: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/rppr/.
General questions concerning using the eRA Commons and RPPR functionality should be directed to the eRA Commons Helpdesk at:
eRA Service Desk
Web:http://ithelpdesk.nih.gov/eRA/ (Preferred method of contact)