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NIH Public Access Policy: RPPR


NIH Implementation of Final Research Performance Progress Reports (Final RPPR)  NOT-OD-17-022

Recipients are required to adhere to the new requirement to report on Project Outcomes. This section will be made publicly available through NIH’s Research Portfolio On-line Reporting Tools (RePORT), thus allowing recipients the opportunity to provide the general public with a concise summary of the cumulative outcome or findings of the project.

Recommendations from NIH:

"Think of it as explaining the results of your work at your neighborhood pot-luck. You’ll want to provide a short, concise summary of the outcomes or findings of the award, written for the general public in in clear and comprehensible language, without including any proprietary, confidential information or trade secrets."

FAQs and more information: NIH RPPR website

What is the RPPR?

NIH Requires the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for All Type 5 Progress Reports

As of October 17, 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires grantees to submit all type 5 progress reports using the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) module in eRA Commons. Annual progress reports submitted in any format other than the RPPR will not be processed by the NIH and will require resubmission through the RPPR.  

You must report any publication, or manuscript accepted for publication in a journal or other publication during the reporting period resulting directly from the award, even if it is not covered by the Public Access Policy. Publication information is entered via C.1 Publications section of the RPPR.

All publications must be entered into the PD/PI’s My NCBI account using the bibliography management tool My Bibliography.  The publications will then automatically appear in the RPPR under C.1. It is not possible to manually add publications in C.1.  Publications listed in other parts of the progress report are not captured electronically and will not be listed as resulting from the award in RePORT. 

PD/PIs and must use My Bibliography to manage their professional bibliographies. See NOT-OD-10-103

RPPR Resources