PI alert: NSF project reporting change

February 8, 2013

From: The Research.gov Team at the National Science Foundation [rgov-bounce@nsf.gov]
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2013 3:38 PM
To: Office of Contracts and Grants
Subject: Attention NSF Awardees: Please stop submitting project reports on FastLane starting February 1, 2013

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As you may know, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is transitioning annual, final, and interim project reporting from FastLane to Research.gov.  NSF is committed to continuing to work with the research community and NSF awardees on achieving a smooth transition.

What do I Need to Know Now?
Principal Investigators (PIs) and co-PIs must stop submitting new project reports in FastLane starting on February 1, 2013. On March 18, 2013, NSF will transfer its current project reporting service from FastLane to Research.gov.  You should pay particular attention to your reports that are currently in progress and reports previously submitted and returned by your NSF Program Officer. 

Project reports that are in progress as well as those reports that are returned by NSF Program Officers should be revised and resubmitted prior to February 1. To assist the research community with this transition, the overdue dates have been extended for all project reports originally scheduled to become overdue between January 31 and April 30, 2013. Starting March 18, 2013, you can use Research.gov to submit project reports. 

NOTE: If you are in the Project Report Pilot, this message does not apply to you. 

Where Can I Find Out More?
For more information about the transition of annual, final, and interim project reporting to Research.gov, please visit the Project Report Informational Page. http://www.research.gov/research-portal/appmanager/base/desktop?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=research_node_display&_nodePath=/researchGov/Service/Desktop/PublicOutcomesReport.html

Information available on the site includes such documents as the NSF Project Report Template, which allows PIs and Co-PIs to plan for their final, annual, and interim project reporting requirements offline.  For additional information on how to prepare and submit a project report in Research.gov, please also see Research.gov Online Help.  http://www.research.gov/common/robohelp/public/WebHelp/Research.htm#Welcome_to_the_Research_gov_Help_System.htm

Research.gov Events
Learn more about Research.gov by attending an event.  Events are listed on the Research.gov Events page: https://www.research.gov/research-portal/appmanager/base/desktop;jsessionid=gRGwRCXF2vCyCRzC5VPVMv8ydpNH63LdcV0JDpQRT18TJlXz2L5P!-1293218200!-688668045?_nfpb=true&_windowLabel=eventSummary_1_1&_urlType=action&eventSummary_1_1_action=viewAllEvents

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: rgov@nsf.gov
  • Call the Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532

Thank you,

The Research.gov Team at the National Science Foundation

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