What Is Different About the RPPR?

  • The format of the RPPR differs from eSNAP, though the information that grantees will provide in the RPPR is not significantly different from information provided in an eSNAP or paper PHS 2590 progress report.
  • The RPPR will consist of a series of 8 screens where grantees will answer questions using a checkbox, by entering text or uploading a PDF, or selecting “Nothing to Report.” The additional information required is largely related to foreign components of the research project and ensuring compliance with NIH’s new Public Access policy.
  • RPPR data fields are specific to your grant type and grant number. This means that all active sections are or can be relevant to your grant. Data fields that are not relevant will be grayed out.
  • After you submit your first RPPR, future applications will be pre-populated with information from other databases, proposals and previous progress reports. If you think the pre-populated information is incorrect and the system does not allow you to change it, contact your NIH Program Official.
  • Progress reports must include PubMed Central reference numbers (PMCID number, not the PubMed ID (PMID) number when citing applicable papers authored or arising from NIH-funded research. Click here for further information. For publications considered to be “non-compliant” with the Public Access policy, RPPR will ask the PI to provide additional information. PIs are advised to visit MyNCBI in advance of a RPPR submission to review their publication information.

New information to be provided by grantees through the RPPR includes:

  • Foreign component information
  • Dollars spent in foreign country(ies) [through first-tier subawards]
  • Organizational affiliation of personnel at foreign sites
  • Effort on All Personnel report will be rounded to nearest whole person month