Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)
Progress reports are required annually to document grantee accomplishments and compliance with terms of award. They describe scientific progress, identify significant changes, report on personnel, and describe plans for the subsequent budget period or year.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has mandated that federal agencies implement a federal-wide research performance progress report (RPPR) for submission of required annual or other interim performance reporting on research grant and cooperative agreement awards to standardize recipient reporting on federally-funded research projects.
Implementation of the RPPR
As indicated in NIH Guide Notices OD-12-142 and OD-13-035, NIH began implementing the that federal-wide Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) in the Fall of 2012. The RPPR is required for all awards issued under the Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (SNAP), and all F awards, with budget start dates on or after July 1, 2013. NIH continues development of the RPPR for non-SNAP awards, including complex and training awards, and will update the community as progress is made in that regard.
NIH anticipates piloting the RPPR for non-SNAP awards in calendar year 2013. Paper submissions of the PHS 2590 for non-SNAP awards and all Training awards will be accepted until further notice
Grantee Access to the RPPR
Grantees may access a list of progress reports that are due using the Status page in eRA Commons, and selecting the Tab "List of Applications/Grants." The far right column on the resulting table entitled Action will include an RPPR link if a progress report is due for a SNAP or Fellowship award. Select the RPPR link.
SNAP RPPRs are due the 15th of the month preceding the month in which the budget period ends. Fellowship progress reports are due two months before the beginning date of the next budget period.
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