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New Proposal Development Record Requirement for NIH SNAP RPPRs

Published on April 4, 2018

As announced at the February 2018 Research Administrators Forums, when we go-live with Research Management System’s (RMS) Proposal Development (PD) & Proposal Tracking (PT) modules, PD Records will be required for all progress reports, including NIH¹ Streamlined Noncompeting Award Process (SNAP) Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs). There has been an exception in place for NIH SNAP RPPRs since 2014, but that exception will no longer be in place. All submissions to external sponsors (competing and non-competing) will need PD Records.

PD Records for non-competing continuations will be initiated by the Department Administrators (DA) in the PT Module. Since NIH SNAP RPPRs do not require detailed budgets you may lump the direct costs into the Direct Costs budget category. Details for this process will be covered in RMS 102 and also included in a later version of the User Guide.

For NIH, eRA Commons provides a Progress Report Search query where by entering Washington University’s IPF of 9083901, you can view a list of Progress Reports with their due dates. You may find this to be a useful tool.

Effective Date

  • This requirement will be effective for all NIH SNAP RPPRs that are due on or after May 15, 2018.

What are the reasons for this change?

  • Institutional consistency for all submissions to external funding sources
  • Improved ability to capture and report on project changes regarding compliance and key personnel
  • Provide faculty with current/annual proposal information during the Financial Disclosure Statement process for Conflicts of Interest

If you have any questions please contact the Office of Sponsored Research Services.

Please visit the PAAMCO Project Website​ for other PAAMCO information.

¹NIH: National Institutes of Health