The enhancements implemented on January 26, 2015:
- Updated Branding: An update to the logo, header, footer and background to make it consistent with the current NSF branding.
- Improved Look and Feel: A modification to page widths and font size in project reports and the Award Cash Management $ervice (ACM$) in order to optimize layout for each visitor's screen resolution and make it easier to read.
- Streamlined Navigation: A streamlining of the site by removing the left navigation bar and adding top-level navigation across Research.gov.
- Simplified Login: A consolidation of login options onto one page in order to simplify the process.
- Expanded Help: An expansion of the Research.gov Live Help service to now include support for logging in and changing a password.
These changes will begin to prepare our research community for the Research.gov/FastLane integration while improving our experience. The following enhancements will be implemented:
The enhancements implemented on March 17, 2014:
- Program Officers (POs)will view project reports in HTML rather than PDF, which will allows POs and PIs to view the same layout for a project report.
- NSF will pre-populate the Products, Organization and Participants sections of a project report from information previously submitted in Research.gov. This will save awardees time and reduce redundant data entry.
- The progress report pages will be redesigned to optimize space, minimize scrolling efforts, and become more user-friendly. The default setting for non-critical sections will be "hidden", users will be able to click "Show Report and Progress Summary" to view sections as needed.
- PIs will be able to edit reporting periods for an Interim Project Report (IPR). This will allow PIs to accurately report specific dates applicable to the task(s) being reported upon.
If you would like to stay up-to-date on upcoming events or future enhancements to Research.gov and/or FastLane, subscribe to our new System Updates NSF listserv. This listserv is available to both NSF staff and awardees. To subscribe, simply email: firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be automatically enrolled.
Where should PIs go for help with project reports?
The Research.gov Demo Site is available for awardees to practice preparing, submitting and reviewing NSF project reports.