Tag Archives: RPPR

nih era commons interim RPPR- new product for 2017

here is the scenario of how the Interim RPPR will be used.(They are RPPR’s that you file when you are planning a competing renewal)

If you opt NOT to apply for Competing Renewal, complete the Final RPPR as you normally would within 120 days of the project end date.

If you are going to complete a Competing Renewal application (or have already submitted such an application), you will submit an Interim RPPR. This must be submitted within 120 days of the project end date.

NIH Efforts Toward Inclusion in Research


NIH continues its work to address notable trends within the medical research paradigm. One issue that remains important is ensuring the appropriate inclusion of women and minority groups in clinical research.

To that end, eRA is transitioning to a new feature in eRA Commons called the Inclusion Management System (IMS). IMS will replace the existing system used for reporting sex/gender, race, and ethnicity information as required by the NIH Policy on the Inclusion of Women and Minorities in Clinical Research.

In addition to migrating existing inclusion enrollment data, IMS will leverage the structured data that is part of the new inclusion enrollment grant application forms released in September, 2013. (NOT-OD-13-091) As of October 17, 2014, data from the competing applications will be accessible in eRA Commons using this new IMS feature.

For more information on NIH’s inclusion efforts, see Guide Notice NOT-OD-14-086 and OER’s Inclusion of Women and Minorities web page.

Reminder: all NIH electronic systems, including eRA Commons and ASSIST, will be unavailable starting today, Friday, May 23 at 9 PM and are expected to be restored to service by Tuesday, May 27 at 7 AM for the Unicode upgrade.

RPPR’s now require adding the grant in question to Other support

NIH_LogoRPPR’s now require adding the grant in question to Other support: List effort for NEXT funding period.

For Section D.2.c in the RPPR instructions, however, it indicates the following:

D.2.c Changes in Other Support

upload active other support for senior/key personnel whose support has changed and indicate what the change has been. List the award for which the progress report is being submitted and include the effort that will be devoted in the next reporting period.

Four most common uses for NIH Other Support Documents

NIH_Logo1- During the Just-In-Time Phase (pre-award). You will need: Active, Pending Projects and an Overlap statement. Do NOT include Completed work.

2- When you update a person’s NIH Biosketch. You will need: Active, Completed (for the last 3 years). Do NOT include pending grants or overlap. Do NOT include direct annual costs or effort reporting.

3- RPPR reports: Include ACTIVE grants only and there also needs to be a statement addressing significant changes (new funding/ expired funding) in the last year. You do NOT include pending or completed activity. Do NOT include overlap.

4- To feed into a training grant table. Typically, training grants want information on Active and Pending grants only.

Reporting Person Months Effort in RPPR Progress Reports

NIH_LogoFrom the Fed RPPR Guidance (version: 01.31.2014), link here. Bolded for faster reading. This is from 

major notes: (for personnel effort table only)

-only report PI + those who have 1.0 cal months effort or more.

– For PI only,  if their effort is < 0.41 Cal. Month, then round to zero.

Include (1) the PD/PI regardless of effort devoted to the project and (2) each person who has worked at least one person month per year on the project during the reporting period, regardless of the source of compensation.

Round to the nearest whole person month that the individual worked on the project.  For example, if the individual worked 2.25 person months, indicate 2 person months.  If the individual worked 4.7 person months, indicate 5 person months.  If the PD/PI worked 0.5 to 1 person month, round up to 1 person month.  If the PD/PI worked 0.1 to 0.4 person month, round down to 0 (zero).

Person months reported on the RPPR are intentionally rounded to the nearest whole number to provide for generalized reporting consistent across federal agencies that support research activities.   Although it is possible to report 0 (zero) person month for the PD/PI on the RPPR if the PD/PI worked .1 to .4 person month, a PD/PI must have measurable effort.