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.
Each federal agency has a different implementation timeline. These timelines are available on the RPPR site hosted by NSF.
- Basic institutional and project identifying data
- Accomplishments from past activity period and goals for the upcoming activity period
- Outcomes or "products" from the activity such as technologies and publications
- Participants, including all persons that have contributed significantly to the activity, the role, their activity and their funding support. This section also asks about collaborators, including foreign collaborators
- Impact of the project and major contributions: e.g. to the discipline, human resources (e.g. teaching, training), public knowledge, social conditions
- Changes to the project: delay in plans, changes in approach, compliance (animal use, human subject involvement, biohazards), project expenditures
Anticipated Implementation Date: January, 2013
More information will follow regarding NSF transition once released.
NIH implementation also includes the following PHS agencies that use existing progress reports maintained by NIH:
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ),
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Information and training materials will be available on the NIH RPPR website.