NIH Progress Reporting Changes–from ESNAP to RPPR

in OSP News
May 15th, 2013

NIH grantees with Streamlined Noncompeting Award Process (SNAP) and Fellowship awards are now required to use the eRA Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Commons Module, for awards with start dates on or after July 1, 2013 (due dates on or after May 15 and May 1, respectively). Progress reports for these awards submitted in any other format will not be accepted and must be resubmitted in the RPPR format. If a progress report has been initiated as an eSNAP, the format must be changed to the RPPR, with the help of the eRA help desk. It is important to be aware of these requirements because noncompliance with them will jeopardize the NIH’s ability to issue timely awards.

Not sure if this requirement applies to your NIH grant? Your Notice of Award will specify whether an award uses SNAP. Awards routinely using SNAP are “K” awards and “R” awards. The RPPR requirement also applies to all fellowship (“F”) awards as well.

The attached documentation will help guide you through the RPPR process. If you need additional help, please contact your Sponsored Programs Research Administrator. You can find contact info for assistance in this NIH Guide notice, or get in touch with your NIH grants management specialist. The NIH RPPR page and Frequently Asked Questions also contain additional information to help you.

Research Performance Progress Report Community Slides

RPPR Component Instructions

RPPR Reference Sheet