Federal RPPR

Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)

The Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) is a federal-wide uniform progress report format for use by all federal agencies that provide sponsored funding. Each federal agency has a different implementation timeline

NIH Reporting

Annual RPPR: Required for all annual noncompeting (Type 5) NIH awards.

Interim RPPR: If a renewal application has been submitted on or before the date by which a Final Research Performance Progress Report (Final-RPPR) would be required for the current competitive segment, then submission of an "Interim-RPPR" via eRA Commons is required.

Final RPPR: Final Research Performance Progress Report (Final RPPR) is required for any grant that has ended and any grant that is not to be extended through award of a new competitive segment. The report is due within 120 days of the end of the project period.

Updated NIH instructions for RPPRs with Inclusion Enrollment data

Updated NIH validations for RPPRs for projects involving human subjects

NOT-OD-19-108 - Required Use of the xTRACT System to Prepare Data Tables for Training Grant Research Performance Progress Reports in FY 2020. Beginning with RPPRs due on or after October 1, 2019 (FY 2020), recipients must create the required training data tables for submission with NIH and AHRQ T15, T32, T90/R90, and TL1 progress reports via the xTRACT system. 

NOT-OD-17-074: NIH Reminds Recipients to Submit Complete, Timely, and Accurate Progress and Financial Reports

NOT-OD-18-103: NIH will Make the Project Outcomes Section of all Interim and Final RPPRs Submitted on or After October 1, 2017 Available via the NIH RePORTER

Why Project Outcomes Matter in your Interim and Final RPPR

Tips and Resources:
  • Click on the blue question marks throughout the RPPR to access additional information.
  • Review the final PDF before submitting. The PDF is what the NIH sees.
  • There are questions about foreign components related to first-tier subawards issued to foreign organizations. You will need to provide the dollar amount of the subaward by country. In another section you will list each organization's name, country, and project activities.
  • Individual Development Plans (IDPs) for NIH RPPRs - NOT-OD-14-113: Effective Oct. 1, 2014, the progress report must include a section to describe how IDPs are used to identify and promote the career goals of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers associated with the award. If you receive an email regarding IDPs, please forward the email and provide the requested information to your SPA team. SPA will then respond to NIH. In some cases, the noncompeting continuation award may not be released until this information has been received.
  • Initiating the RPPR
  • NIH RPPR Training for Grantees Webinar
Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need to route the RPPR in Kuali Research?

  • No, routing is not required.

Do I need to fill in the Recipient ID?

  • No, UMB will not use this field.

Who is my Signing Official?

  • Contact your SPA team to find out who will review your RPPR. It is very important to list someone on your SPA team since an email notification will be sent to the Signing Official that action is needed on the RPPR.

Who is my Administrative Official?

  • Select the manager of your SPA team.

What if one of the publications that needs to be associated with the RPPR is "noncompliant" with NIH Public Access Compliance?