Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR)

Information and resources on how to submit the three variations of the Research Performance Progress Report can found on this page.


All progress reports for NIH grants must be submitted electronically using the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) module in eRA Commons (See OER’s RPPR webpage for details). Progress reports document the recipient’s accomplishments and compliance with terms of award.

There are three types of RPPRs:

  • Annual RPPR – Used to describe a grant’s scientific progress, identify significant changes, report on personnel, and describe plans for the subsequent budget period or year.
  • Interim RPPR – Used when submitting a renewal (Type 2) application. If the Type 2 is not funded, the Interim RPPR will serve as the Final RPPR for the project. If the Type 2 is funded, the Interim RPPR will serve as the annual RPPR for the final year of the previous competitive segment. The data elements collected on the Interim RPPR are the same as for the Final RPPR, including project outcomes.
  • Final RPPR – Used as part of the grant closeout process to submit project outcomes in addition to the information submitted on the annual RPPR, except budget and plans for the upcoming year.

Basic Tasks (step-by-step instructions from the online help)*

* You must be logged into eRA Commons with appropriate role(s) to complete these activities. 

Main Screenshots

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Status navigation button after logging into eRA Commons

Figure 1: Navigating to the Status screen after accessing eRA Commons

Accessing the Annual RPPR through the Status screen

Figure 2: Accessing the annual RPPR through the Status screen

The Annual RPPR form and navigation tabs

Figure 3: The Annual RPPR form and navigation tabs

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