Requirement for Trainee Diversity Report to be Submitted Electronically for Institutional Research Training, Career Development, and Research Education Awards Beginning in Early FY 2021
Notice Number:
NOT-OD-20-178

Key Dates

Release Date:

October 1, 2020

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PA-21-071

Issued by

Office of The Director, National Institutes of Health (OD)

Purpose

By way of this Notice, NIH is announcing a requirement for institutions receiving institutional research training, career development and research education awards to submit the Trainee Diversity Report required with Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs), Interim Final RPPRs, and Final RPPRs electronically, using a new option that will be provided in the xTrain and RPPR modules in early FY 2021.

Background

NIH requires the submission of the Trainee Diversity Report for institutional research training, career development and research education awards in RPPR submissions. To reduce burden on our recipients, NIH is integrating this form into xTrain, which is the eRA Commons module used to manage appointments and terminations on NIH institutional research training grants, institutional career development awards, and research education awards.  This new electronically generated report will leverage existing electronic demographic data entered by trainees in the Personal Profile of eRA Commons to minimize the need for manual data entry by recipients.

Implementation

Beginning October 30, 2020, the requirement for an electronically generated Trainee Diversity Report will be implemented through the RPPR submission process for institutional research training grants, institutional career development awards, and research education awards that require appointments through the xTrain system, including the following:

T15, T32, T34, T35, T37, T42, T90, TL1, TU2, TL4, TU2, K12/KL2, R25, R38, R90, RL5, RL9

The eRA system will check whether the RPPRs for the specified grant types include an electronically generated Trainee Diversity Report.  RPPRs lacking an electronically generated report will not be accepted.Note that for the K12/KL2, R25, KM1 and R90, the eRA system will check whether an appointment has been made.   If an appointment was made, NIH will require an electronically generated report. If no appointment was made the system will not be able to generate a report and a manual upload will be required.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

For inquiries concerning the policy described in this Notice, contact: NIHTrain@mail.nih.gov

For technical assistance or inquiries, contact the eRA Service Desk, via one of the options described at: https://grants.nih.gov/support/index.html


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