Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-090
Release Date: April 10, 2015
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The purpose of this guide notice is to amend instructions for reporting publications in the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR). Awardees are encouraged to electronically report any publications found in Table 1 of the RPPR which were previously reported using the paper 2590 process or as part of a competing renewal application. This transitional, one-time measure to report each publication electronically in the RPPR ensures that NIH systems can store all appropriate award-publication associations.
Current RPPR instructions direct awardees to report only those publications that have been accepted for publication during the reporting period. However, NIH can only systematically link publications to awards if those papers were reported to us electronically using RPPR or eSNAP. These definitive linkages have not been possible for publications reported on paper forms, such as the PHS 2590. Maintaining appropriate linkages between publications and awards enables electronic systems, such as My Bibliography, to automatically populate biosketches and reporting systems, such as RePORTER, to identify results of NIH supported research.
For more information and resources on the RPPR, please visit https://grants.nih.gov/grants/rppr/index.htm.
Please direct all policy inquiries to:
Division of Grants Policy
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
Please direct all technical inquiries to:
eRA Service Desk
Web ticketing system: https://grants.nih.gov/support
Telephone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free)