April 19, 2013

NIH Reminds Grantees to Use RPPR for Progress Reports for Awards with Start Dates on or after July 1, 2013

The National Institutes of Health has issued a reminder to grantees that “they are required to use the eRA Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Commons Module for submitting Streamlined Noncompeting Award Process (SNAP) and Fellowship progress reports for awards with start dates on or after July 1, 2013 (i.e., due dates on or after May 15, 2013, for SNAP awards and May 1, 2013, for Fellowships).”

Progress reports submitted in another format for SNAP and fellowships will not be processed by the NIH and will require resubmission in the RPPR format.

If a progress report for a fellowship has been submitted on paper, the grantee must resubmit the progress report using the RPPR format.

If a progress report for a SNAP grant has been initiated as an eSNAP, the grantee must contact the NIH eRA Help Desk to change the progress report format to the RPPR. It may take eRA up to two business days to reset the progress report so the grantee can start a progress report in the appropriate format.


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