The National Science Foundation (NSF) is happy to announce that project reporting has successfully been transitioned to Research.gov. This means that you will now log in to Research.gov to prepare and submit your final, annual, and interim project reports. You will also continue to use Research.gov to submit your Project Outcomes Reports.
NSF would like to thank the 19 research organizations who volunteered to pilot this service starting in October 2012. Because of their feedback, we were able to improve the service before the final rollout.
Research.gov is NSF's grants management system that provides easy access to research-related information and grants management services in one location. Research.gov is the modernization of FastLane, providing the next generation of grants management capabilities for the research community.
Where Can I Find Out More?
For technical assistance, contact the Research.gov Help Desk, 7 AM - 9 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except for federal holidays):
- Email the Help Desk at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call the Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532
The Research.gov Team at the National Science Foundation
Note: On March 18, 2013, FastLane began automated compliance checking for all required proposal sections. Guidance on the required sections is available in the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG), Chapter II.C.2. FastLane will not accept your proposal if a required section is missing.
NSF Implementation Resources:
- Research.gov Progress Report Getting Started Guide – a short guide to logging in and navigating the RPPR progress report module on Research.gov.
- Research.gov RPPR Screenshots and Instructions – a more detailed guide to submitting a progress report in the RPPR format on Research.gov.
- Research.gov Project Reports website – provides additional documents, templates and other resources to assist in report preparation and submission.
Can I still use FastLane to submit progress reports to NSF?
No. NSF will offer a new project reporting service on Research.gov which implements the RPPR format, replacing NSF’s annual, interim, and final project reporting capabilities in the FastLane System. The project reporting service will provide a common portal for the research community to manage and submit annual, interim, and final progress reports as well as Project Outcomes Reports.
When will NSF expect grantees to start using the RPPR format?
As of February 1, 2013 NSF stopped accepting new project reports through FastLane and they will completely transfer all project reporting from FastLane to Research.gov on March 18, 2013. To assist the community with this transition, the overdue date will be extended for all project reports that are currently scheduled to become overdue between January 31 and April 30, 2013.
Project reports that are prepared in FastLane prior to February 1, but are not submitted, may need to be re-entered in Research.gov.
How do I submit project reports on Research.gov?
Click here for information from NSF on how to login to Research.gov and submit project reports. This page provides links to guides, frequently asked questions and a webinar. Please note, you will need your existing NSF login information (last name, NSF ID and password) to login to Reseach.gov.
Who do I contact if I have questions or experience problems using Research.gov?
For additional assistance, contact the Research.gov Help Desk – 7 AM to 9 PM – EST, Monday through Friday at 1-800-381-1532 or by emailing email@example.com .