Welcome! In this tutorial, we will demonstrate My RePORTER, a set of features
available to RePORTER users who have created a My RePORTER account.
My RePORTER lets you save queries, create portfolios of projects, share them with others,
and receive email alerts when new projects or publications matching your query appear in RePORTER.
To start with My RePORTER, register using the link in the
upper right-hand corner of the RePORTER query screen.
Enter your email address, create a password using the instructions provided,
enter the security verification, and submit.
The system will send a confirmation email to the address you provided.
The email you receive will contain a link to confirm your registration. Click on the link and
a login screen will appear where you can enter your email address and password.
After logging in, the My RePORTER dashboard appears.
To begin using My RePORTER, create a new query.
The usual RePORTER query page will appear, but there will be one important difference:
the RePORTER icon in the upper left-hand corner of the query page
will be replaced by the My RePORTER icon,
indicating that you are logged in and working in the My RePORTER environment.
To demonstrate the capabilities of My RePORTER, we'll search for grants awarded under a
particular Funding Opportunity Announcement, although we could use any query.
For example, we will use an announcement for NIGMS
National Centers for Systems Biology, PAR-10-200.
We'll enter this announcement number into the FOA query field in the RePORTER query screen.
By default, RePORTER searches for active awards, but we are interested in all grants awarded
under this announcement whether they are active or not, so we will simply change this to select all years.
When we submit this query, the search results contain 80 projects,
including the parent grant awards and all of their subprojects.
This looks like the usual RePORTER hit list, but note the
addition of several new options in My RePORTER. One of these is "Save Query."
We will use this to save the query parameters we just entered. Save Query brings
up a form where we enter a title for the query and an optional description.
We can also set alerts to be notified when new
projects are added to RePORTER that match our query parameters
or notified when new publications are added that
cite support from any of the projects in the search.
The new saved query now appears in the My RePORTER dashboard,
where it can be executed, edited, or deleted.
If project alerts have been set, a weekly email is generated whenever new projects
matching the query parameters are added to the RePORTER database.
This email has the subject heading "Your NIH MyRePORTER Project Alert."
It contains hyperlinks to project abstracts in RePORTER, and also a link that will take
you to the complete query search results after completing the My RePORTER login.
The publication alerts work the same way, except links in the weekly publication
alert email will take you to each article's PubMed abstract.
You also can see a list of all publications that cite support from
projects matching the query after completing the My RePORTER login.
At any time in My RePORTER you can return to the dashboard
using a link in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
Now we'll show you how to save a portfolio of research projects.
We could perform a new query,
but for simplicity we'll just execute the query we have saved.
As before, it returns a list of 80 projects. In the upper right-hand corner of the search results is a box
where we can choose to either export the search results to a spreadsheet or save them to a portfolio.
We check "Add to Portfolio" and click "Go." A form will appear where we can enter a title and
description for the portfolio, and it will appear in the My RePORTER dashboard.
Note the difference between a stored portfolio and stored query:
the portfolio we created contains the 80 projects retrieved from our query.
Every time we access this portfolio, the same 80 projects will appear. On the other hand, the saved
query will return as many projects as currently match the query parameters whenever it is executed.
With any portfolio, you can view the list of projects, email the portfolio to
someone else to view, edit the list of projects, or delete the portfolio.
Editing allows you to delete any projects on the list.
You also can add projects to an existing portfolio.
Let's say we want to add to our portfolio active awards from an earlier
solicitation for NIGMS centers for systems biology, RFA GM-09-009.
After executing this query, we can again add the projects to a portfolio.
But this time, because we already have a stored portfolio, we're asked whether
we want to add these projects to an existing portfolio or create a new one.
We'll choose to add the results of this new search to the projects from our earlier query.
Finally, if we want to share this portfolio with someone else, we can email it to them and
they will receive a e-mail message like this,
with the subject line "NIH MyRePORTER portfolio details."
Each project in the portfolio has a hyperlink to its abstract in RePORTER,
and a link at the bottom brings up a search results page containing all of the projects in the portfolio.
You can return to your My RePORTER dashboard anytime
by using the login link on the RePORTER query page.
This concludes the My RePORTER Tutorial. If you have any questions or comments,
please address them to RePORT@mail.nih.gov.