NSF Changes Process for Project Reporting
Starting on February 1, 2013, NSF Principal Investigators must no longer submit their reports through FastLane.
The National Science Foundation is transferring its project reporting service from FastLane to Research.gov which is publicized by NSF as being the "modernization of Fastlane." Research.gov is to provide easy access to grant management services and research information in one location.
The Research.gov website explains that, "Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs will use Research.gov to meet all NSF project reporting requirements, including submission of Final, Annual and Interim Project Reports and the Project Outcomes Report. The new Project Reporting Dashboard will make it easier for PIs, Co-PIs, and Sponsored Project Office (SPO) staff to see which reports are due or overdue, and will provide access to all reports submitted to NSF. Research.gov provides research-related information and grants management services in one location. Research.gov is the modernization of FastLane, providing the next generation of grants management capabilities for the research community."
The Project Reports webpage on Research.gov provides log in instructions and more information on annual and final project reports and project outcomes reports.
Do You Have a Returned Report?
Any PI with a previously submitted report that was returned by his/her NSF Program Officers should revise and resubmit the report on FastLane prior to February 1st. After February 1st, all reports must be submitted through Research.gov.
Learn More through the Research.gov January 16 Webinar
For investigators interested in learning more about Research.gov, NSF is going to present a webinar from 12:30-2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 16th, to review current and upcoming services for the research community.
OSP will host the webinar in #25 Kepner Hall, or you may participate individually. You will need access to a telephone, the internet, and a computer. To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name and the name of the webinar (Project Reports on Research.gov: What's In It for Me). NSF will email you with instructions for logging in to the webinar.