Progress Reports

NIH Progress Reports
Investigators should consult the Office of Research Development Services and their award document or the NIH eRA Commons to determine if electronic progress reports or paper reports are required.

SNAP (Streamlined Non-competing Award Process) and RPPR (Research Performance Progress Report)
The Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (SNAP) requires the Investigator to first complete their part of the progress report and then submit the document to the Grants and Contracts Officer responsible for their GU department. After the OSR officer has reviewed the document, it will be forwarded to the OSR Associate Director (the GUMC Authorized Organizational Representative; AOR) and up-loaded to the NIH through the NIH Commons Electronic Portal.

Mandatory Use of the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for Streamlined Noncompeting Award Process (SNAP) and Fellowship Awards NOT-OD-13-061
NIH Reminds Grantee Institutions of the Requirement to Use the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for All SNAP and Fellowship Progress Reports for Awards with start dates on or after July 1, 2013. Noncompliance with these reporting requirements will jeopardize the NIH’s ability to issue timely awards to the institution.

Failure to submit timely RPPR progress reports for SNAP and fellowship awards subject to this requirement may adversely affect future funding to the organization and/or awards to the same Project Director/Principal Investigator.  Accordingly, NIH may impose sanctions on institutions that fail to follow these reporting requirements.  Such sanctions may include, but are not limited to, corrective actions, removal of authorities, and/or delay or withholding of future awards to the project or program.

See the NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-13-035 for more information about the use of the RPPR and the NIH Grants Policy Statement for additional information regarding terms and conditions of NIH grant awards.