As part of its outreach effort, NSF has been emailing investigators about its transition from Fastlane to Research.gov for annual, final, and interim project reporting.
NSF is continuing its outreach and has scheduled a webinar on March 8, 2013: "Webinar: Project Reports on Research.gov: What's In It for Me?"
Please see below for important information about the transition and to learn how to register for the webinar.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is transitioning annual, final, and interim project reporting from FastLane to Research.gov. NSF is committed to continuing to work with the research community and NSF awardees on achieving a smooth transition.
Principal Investigators (PIs) and co-PIs must stop submitting new project reports in FastLane starting on February 1, 2013. On March 18, 2013, NSF will transfer its current project reporting service from FastLane to Research.gov. You should pay particular attention to your reports that are currently in progress and reports previously submitted and returned by your NSF Program Officer.
Project reports that are in progress as well as those reports that are returned by NSF Program Officers should be revised and resubmitted prior to February 1. To assist the research community with this transition, the overdue dates have been extended for all project reports originally scheduled to become overdue between January 31 and April 30, 2013. Starting March 18, 2013, you can use Research.gov to submit project reports.
NOTE: If you are in the Project Report Pilot, this message does not apply to you.
For more information about the transition of annual, final, and interim project reporting to Research.gov, please visit the Project Report Informational Page. http://www.research.gov/research-portal/appmanager/base/desktop?_nfpb=true&_
PublicOutcomesReport.html Information available on the site includes such documents as the NSF Project Report Template, which allows PIs and Co-PIs to plan for their final, annual, and interim project reporting requirements offline. For additional information on how to prepare and submit a project report in Research.gov, please also see Research.gov Online Help. http://www.research.gov/common/robohelp/public/WebHelp/Research.htm
Learn more about Research.gov by attending an event. Events are listed on the Research.gov Events page: https://www.research.gov/research-portal/appmanager
For technical assistance, contact the Research.gov Help Desk, 7 AM - 9 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except for federal holidays):
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Call the Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532