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News Updates - 2009



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Wednesday, December 30, 2009 – NIH CRISP system, which has been a valuable source of information on NIH-funded research for many years, was taken off-line.


On 12/30/2009, the NIH CRISP system, which has been a valuable source of information on NIH-funded research for many years, was taken off-line. It is replaced by the RePORT Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) query tool. This new tool retains all of the features of CRISP while providing additional query fields, hit lists that can be sorted and downloaded to Excel, NIH funding for each project (“expenditures”), and the publications and patents that have acknowledged support from each project (“results”). RePORTER also provides links to PubMed Central, PubMed, and the US Patent & Trademark Office Patent Full Text and Image Database for more information on research results.

Released at the same time, previous users of RePORTER will also notice several enhancements to the system, including:
  • The limit on downloadable project listings has been increased from 500 records to 5000.
  • We’ve added an option to the search for NIH projects funded through the Recovery Act to limit the results to only those funded through an NIH set-aside for comparative effectiveness research.
  • Users now have the option to perform keyword searches on only project titles (previously, users were limited to the “Term Search,” which performs a broader search of titles, abstracts, and project terms).
  • A link to the NIH Guide is provided, to help with searches by RFA or PA number.
  • Projects are now sortable by the “base” project number, ignoring the “type code.” This allows all years of a project to be shown in consecutive order. (Previously, sorting by project number would show all type 1s first, then type 2s, etc.)
New features will be added to RePORTER in several releases throughout fiscal year 2010. If you have any questions, or would like to make a suggestion for new features, there is a Help button at the bottom of each page.


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Tuesday, December 1, 2009- RePORT Received Government Computer News (GCN) Honorable Mention


The Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) received Honorable Mention at the 2009 Government Computer News (GCN) Awards in October, distinguished as one of the top ten government agency information technology projects worth watching. Developed by the Office of Extramural Research, National Institute of Health, RePORT was recognized for providing a publicly-accessible electronic system for searching NIH-funded research projects and supplying information on relevant literature and patents that result from that research. The GCN Awards recognize extraordinary work by federal agency IT teams annually whose accomplishments or innovative use of technology have made significant contributions to the performance of their agencies or the services they provide. RePORT was profiled in the October 12, 2009 issue of the GCN magazine and on GCN.com.


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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 –CRISP system has been retired.


The CRISP system has been retired as of September 1, 2009 and replaced by the RePORT Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) module. CRISP will remain available until November 1, 2009 to allow users to transition, but CRISP support is no longer being provided. For questions regarding RePORTER, please contact the RePORT team.


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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - On September 1, 2009, the CRISP system will be retired.


The NIH has released to the public a beta version of its new Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) tool.  This new tool retains all of the features of CRISP while providing additional query fields, hit lists that can be sorted and downloaded to Excel, NIH funding for each project (expenditures), and the publications and patents that have acknowledged support from each project (results).  RePORTER also provides links to PubMed Central, PubMed, and the US Patent & Trademark Office Patent Full Text and Image Database for more information on research results.  New features will be added to RePORTER in several releases throughout fiscal year 2010.

On September 1, 2009, the CRISP system will be retired and replaced by the NIH RePORTER.  In the meantime, comments on RePORTER are being solicited through the feedback link on the RePORTER site.

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Monday, March 30, 2009 – Most recent updates to RePORT.


Several new enhancements have been made to the RePORT Web site as follows:
  • The NIH Data Book has been reorganized and some of the slides have been updated for FY 2008. This is only the first of several updates to be made to the Data Book. Weekly releases over the next month will include updates to more of the tables and figures. All tables and figures in the Data Book can be exported to PowerPoint or printed in a printer-friendly format.
  • The tables of awards by State and Congressional district now include an interactive Google map with geocoded institutions and drill-down capability.
  • A visualization tool for exploring the standard table of Research Project Grant (RPG) success rates by activity code and Institute or Center (IC) has been added - look for the "Visualize" button on the Success Rate page.
    This tool is the first of several new reporting capabilities we hope to make available through RePORT. As we "ReTool" our reporting to provide more than just static tables, we will post new concepts that either we develop or others contribute to a new reporting tools page.



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Thursday, January 15, 2009 – NIH Begins New Process to Report Detailed Funding Information.


On January 15, 2009, the National Institutes of Health made public the results of a new process for providing detailed funding information for 215 major areas of research. The Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization (RCDC) process uses standard category definitions, knowledge management principles, and computerized tools to categorize research projects. The RCDC process was initiated at the request of Congress to provide consistent and transparent NIH research funding information. Categorized projects funded in FY 2008 can be found in the “Estimates of Funding for Various Diseases, Conditions, and Research Areas” table located on the RePORT site at www.report.nih.gov/categorical_spending.aspx.



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Tuesday, January 13, 2009 – NIH releases first Biennial Report of the Director under the NIH Reform Act.


Dr. Raynard S. Kington, acting director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), published the first Biennial Report of the Director as required by NIH Reform Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-482) on Tuesday, January 13, 2009. This public release follows the submission of an administrative pre-print of the Report to Congress in early June.

The Report is available on the home page of the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT) Web site or by going directly to https://biennialreport.nih.gov.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009 – NIH Strategic Plans and Visions.


The RePORT home page now includes a link to NIH strategic plans and visions. Here you will find information on the comprehensive strategic plan or vision of each NIH institute and center, including both published documents and information on those in the process of being updated. A separate tab on this page presents NIH-wide plans for several areas of trans-NIH research, and another section contains research plans for several topical areas.


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