January 10, 2012

NSF’s Research.gov: CalNet ID Login Now Available

The National Science Foundation Research.gov web site provides services and research-related information for NSF, USDA, and NASA. One service allows researchers to check the status of NSF and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant applications. NSF has recently added financial functions to Research.gov, and in 2013 NSF will require Research.gov for submission of annual, final, and interim progress reports.

Researchers at UC Berkeley now have easier access to Research.gov. Rather than maintaining a separate ID and password at Research.gov, UC Berkeley researchers may now sign in with their CalNet ID and password. Once logged into Research.gov with CalNet, principal investigators (PIs) and co-PIs can connect seamlessly to NSF FastLane’s Principal Investigator (PI/co-PI) services without having to log in again.

Log in with CalNet to Research.gov:

  • Go to Research.gov: http://www.research.gov
  • Click the drop-down menu under “LOGIN AS” (top left), choose “InCommon,” and click “Login”
  • Click the drop-down menu, choose “University of California, Berkeley," and click “Log In”
  • Log in with your CalNet ID
Additional one-time steps if you have an existing NSF FastLane account:
  • Once you are logged in, click the “My Profile” link (top right), and click “Edit My Activations”
  • Read the Rules of Behavior and click “Activate”
  • Enter your last name, current NSF FastLane ID, and password and click “Submit”
If you have questions or problems using your NSF FastLane ID or password, please contact your SPO Research Administrator for assistance.