Notice of Intent to Release Names of NIH-Funded Research Project Personnel in the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) System

Notice Number: NOT-OD-16-088

Key Dates
Release Date: May 3, 2016

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)


This Notice informs recipients of NIH grants that information on project personnel listed in section D (Participants) of their annual Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs) will be displayed in RePORTER beginning with RPPRs of grants funded in fiscal year 2016. RePORTER, a public database containing the details of NIH-funded research, can be accessed at

Currently, RePORTER provides information on only the principal investigators of funded grants. In keeping with a May, 2013, White House Executive Order to make federal agencies information resources more accessible to the public, NIH will supplement the current information it publishes on PIs with similar information on all personnel supported by NIH research grants.

No personally sensitive information collected in the RPPR (e.g., date of birth) will be released in RePORTER. The information to be made public is limited to:

  • Name
  • Degree(s)
  • Role on the project
  • If applicable, foreign organization and country

By making this information publicly available the NIH hopes to provide the general public with a more accurate representation of the scientific workforce we support, provide valuable information to members of the scientific community, acknowledge the contributions of everyone involved in the research NIH supports, and demonstrate NIH’s commitment to open government.


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