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Project Reports are not Cumulative
In accordance with NSF policy, all project reports, including final project reports, are NOT cumulative and should only cover the most recent reporting period. Your final project report only needs to cover the period since submittal of your last annual project report.
On March 18, 2013, the National Science Foundation (NSF) transitioned all project reporting from FastLane to Research.gov. This means that Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs will now use Research.gov to meet all NSF project reporting requirements, including submission of final, annual and interim project reports and the Project Outcomes Report. Additionally, the new Project Reporting Dashboard makes it easier for PIs, Co-PIs, and Sponsored Project Office (SPO) staff to see which reports are due or overdue, and provides access to all reports submitted to NSF. How can I prepare and submit Project Reports on Research.gov:
The new project reporting service in Research.gov meets the federal government’s requirement that research agencies implement a new reporting format for research and research-related projects called the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR). The RPPR is the result of a government-wide effort to create greater consistency in the administration of federal research awards by streamlining and standardizing reporting formats. The transition began with a small group of pilot users from 19 research organizations who have been successfully submitting reports since October 2012.
The Project Outcomes Report for the General Public is a required report, written by PIs specifically for the public that provides insight into the outcomes of NSF-funded research. The America COMPETES Act (ACA) of 2007, Section 7010, requires that both research outcomes and citations of published documents resulting from research funded, in whole or in part, by NSF be made available to the public in a timely manner and electronic format. A Project Outcomes Report is required for new awards or existing awards that receive funding amendments on or after January 4, 2010. Following submission, the public can view a Project Outcomes Report for the General Public online through Research.gov’s Research Spending & Results search service.