Reporting Publications in the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)

Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-090

Key Dates
Release Date: April 10, 2015

Related Announcements
  • March 24, 2016 Reporting Instructions for Publications Supported by Shared Resources in Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR) and Renewal Applications . - See Notice NOT-OD-16-079.
  • May 26, 2015 Clarifying Publication Reporting Instructions for Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR) and Renewal Applications. - See Notice NOT-OD-15-091.

Issued by
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


Please direct all policy inquiries to:

Division of Grants Policy
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
Telephone: 301-435-0949

Please direct all technical inquiries to:

eRA Service Desk
Web ticketing system:
Telephone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free)