eRA Reminder: Use of Final RPPR Starts Jan. 1, 2017; Related Changes to IMS

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

This is a reminder that the Final Research Performance Progress Report is replacing the Final Progress Report (FPR) in eRA Commons effective Jan. 1, 2017. For more details on Final RPPR, please see the November 23rd Notification.  

NOTE: For small businesses, the new Final RPPR (or F-RPPR) will be in effect at least 2 months later, due to the unique final reporting requirements that they face under the SBIR/STTR policy directive.

In addition, related changes have been made to the Inclusion Management System (IMS). 

What This Means for Inclusion Data Reports in IMS

The ‘last budget period’ Inclusion Data Records (IDRs) will be replaced with ‘final’ IDRs. If IDRs already exist, final IDRs will now be automatically created by the system for the last support year of each competitive segment.

Users will be able to edit existing final IDRs.  If additional IDRs need to be created, users can create them using the existing method.

Once the grant is closed, this ability to create or edit IDRs will no longer be available. The Manage Inclusion Data Records (IDRs) screen in IMS will display a ‘Grant Closed’ message. At that point, users will be able to only view final IDRs.

Accessing IDRs for the Final RPPR is the same process as for annual RPPRs. When the Final RPPR is initiated, users will go to Section G.4.b and click on the Inclusion link. This action takes you to the Inclusion Manage Inclusion Data Records (IDRs) screen.

For details, including screenshots, please see the latest updates in the IMS Online Help which will be posted at the end of December.

More Information

See Guide Notice NOT-OD-17-022. You can also visit the NIH RPPR web page, and check out November’s eRA Items of Interest article Please Call it “Final RPPR”.