2 What is RPPR?Annual progress report to describe scientific progress, identify significant changes, report on personnel, and describe plans for the subsequent budget period or year.The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has mandated that Federal agencies implement a Federal-wide RPPR to standardize recipient reporting on Federally-funded research projects and decrease administrative burden.
3 Implementation of the RPPR Began in Fall 2012NIH now requires use of the RPPR module in eRA Commons to submit ALL annual progress reports.NIH NOT-ODSection 7 of RPPR Instruction Guide: Supplemental Instructions for Specific Grant RPPRIndividual Career DevelopmentFellowshipsTrainingEducationMulti-Project & Single-Project with Complicated Structure
4 Access to RPPR Need a eRA Commons User Name / password To obtain:Full NameAddressRole you are requesting: *requiredAssistant – all Fund Managers & other admin support staffPI* – only role that can submit proposalsPostdoc*Graduate Student*Trainee – for T32Undergraduate*Remind all non-assistant roles to fully complete their profile in the Commons because data entered there is vital to their NIH submissions.
5 Access to RPPRTo assist PIs with RPPR, need to be granted Assistant access to each PI’s Commons accountCan be requested via PI or DOM DRA, with PI’s approval
6 Type of NIH Awards Streamlined Non-Competing Award Process (SNAP) Automatic carryforwardExamples: K’s & R’s, except R35.Non-Streamlined Non-Competing Award Process (Non-SNAP)Do not have automatic carryforwardExamples: Centers, cooperative agreements, training grants, clinical trials, SBIR/STTR, P01 & R35Clearly noted in NIH Notice of Award Section III
8 RPPR Due DateSNAP = 1.5 months before budget end date; 15th of the previous month.Example: Budget end date = 12/31/15. RPPR due 11/15/15.Non-SNAP = 2 months before budget end date; usually the 1st of the previous month.Example: Budget end date = 12/31/15. RPPR due 11/01/15.
9 RPPR Due Dates Progress Report Search by IPF UCLA IPF = 577505 Shows RPPR due within next 4 monthsWill not include Multi-year Funded awards (MYF) which are always due on or before the anniversary of the budget/project period start date of the award
10 RPPR Submission SNAP – PI submits RPPR directly to NIH. Do NOT route to OCGA.Non-SNAP – PI routes to OCGA for review & submissionOnce RPPR submitted:Save a copy of the submitted version of the RPPR for the filesSubmit eDGE Disclosure Tracking Form to OCGA
11 RPPR Resources NIH’s RPPR Resource Website RPPR instruction guideWebinar training videosFAQRPPR Module within eRA trainingTechnical navigation of RPPR systemNIH Grants Policy Statement rev. 03/15SectionDOM ORA RPPR QuestionsResource to provide to PI to help fund manager complete RPPR online
13 Key Points to Remember System does NOT auto-save. Ensure you click “Save” after any change prior to moving to different section or exiting application.Reporting on progress/effort this CURRENT budget periodi.e. Report due 05/15/15, reporting period = 07/01/14-06/30/15Not required for the final year or no-cost yearIn place of RPPR, final reports are due 90 days after project period end date
14 Key Points to Remember1st RPPR after end of Year 1, all sections will need to be completedAll following year RPPRs will have some pre-filled information from previous year & thus will only need to update as needed.NIH will delay processing of Type 5’s that are not compliant with the public access policyPolicy applies to any manuscript that is:Peer-reviewedAccepted for publication in a journal on/after April 7, 2008Arise from NIH funds
15 Key Points to Remember Fund Manager Responsibilities A. Cover Page D. ParticipantsUse QDB Payroll by Month (run earned) for current budget periodEnsure you include ALL personnel > 1 calendar month effortRound to the nearest whole calendar monthOther SupportInclude Active Support onlyInclude this current RPPR study & the effort for the next year of the current grantEffort should NOT be rounded to nearest calendar month
16 Key Points to RememberThe effort listed in the RPPR for personnel (D.1) is retrospective. Effort included in the other support should be prospective.A reduction in level of effort of 25% or more for any KP requires prior approval of the agency. Answering “yes” to the D.2.a level of effort question constitutes a prior approval request to the agency to reduce level of effort by 25% or more in the next budget period.