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The Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (AREERA) amended the Smith-Lever Act, the Hatch Act, and the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (the funding authorities for Extension and Research activities) to require approved Plans of Work (every five years), Annual Results Reports for each HATCH Project and Smith Lever Program, Annual Financial Reports, and a combined Annual Report of Accomplishment from Extension and Research in order to receive federal funding.

NRS Reporting System

NIFA NRS  – Capacity Grants

NIFA has established the NIFA Reporting System (NRS) to provide data management and reporting for capacity funded research projects and Extension programs. NRS currently contains the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (AREERA) Plans of Work, Annual Reports of Accomplishments and other capacity grant data for research projects and Extension programs.

Access NRS

NRS Webpage

NIFA Reporting System (NRS) User Guide

CALS Entering NRS Results Reports (how-to video 4 min)

CALS Share Your Science – Writing Impact Statements

eAuthentication Registration Guide

Manual of Classification


NIFA REEPort  – Competitive Grants 

The Research, Extension, and Education Project Online Reporting Tool (REEport) is NIFA’s primary grant reporting system for NIFA-funded, competitive projects. The system collects both technical and financial data related to NIFA-funded, competitive projects and allows grantees to report significant accomplishments and impacts of their research, extension, and educational work.

Access REEport (Competitive Grant reporting)

REEport webpage

REEport User Guide for Project Directors

REEport Quick Guide – Project Initiation

REEport Quick Guide – Final Reports


NIMSS – Multistate Projects

The National Information Management and Support System (NIMSS) is a web-based application that will allow participants of Multistate Research Projects and Activities to submit proposals and reports online. Interested parties, stakeholders and cooperators can also query the System for relevant and timely information. NIMSS manages Multistate Research and Activities supported by the State Agricultural Experiment Station (SAES) from the Hatch Multistate Research Fund (MRF) provided by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

National Information Management & Support System (NIMSS)  – Multistate Projects


Open Science

The USDA is committed to making all peer-reviewed, scholarly publications and digital scientific research data assets arising from unclassified scientific research supported wholly or in part by the USDA accessible to the public, to the extent practicable. Public Access is a critical part of our support of Open Science.

Acknowledgement of USDA Funding

Public Access and Open Science at USDA

USDA DR 1020-006 Public Access to Scholarly Publications and Digital Scientific Research Data

USDA Implementation Plan

USDA Implementation Guide

Publications

Submit USDA funded peer-reviewed manuscript to PubAg

Using PubAg to Share USDA Funded Work (video)

How to Submit to PubAg (slide deck)

Search for Articles in PubAg

Data

The Ag Data Commons is a general repository for research data related to food and agriculture, which enables the USDA’s compliance with both public access and open data requirements to make federally funded research data open, accessible, and machine-readable. Services offered increase discoverability for open agricultural research data and provide a repository for data without a discipline-specific repository. Thus, the Ag Data Commons helps USDA-funded researchers find data of interest and meet publisher requirements to provide access to data associated with publications.

Ag Data Commons

About the Ag Data Commons

Ag Data Commons Data Submission Manual

Guidelines for Data Files

Policies and Documentation

Webinar Series

Ag Data Commons Data Searrch Tool


Current Reporting Cycle (2020-2024)

The Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (AREERA) amended the Smith-Lever Act, the Hatch Act, and the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (the funding authorities for Extension and Research activities) to require approved Plans of Work (every five years) and Annual Reports of Accomplishment from Extension and Research in order to receive federal funding.

North Carolina Critical Issues

2020-2024 Federal Plan of Work

2020-2024 Extension Program Initiations

2020-2024 Report of Accomplishments

2022 Executive Summary

2022 Highlighted Impact Summaries

2022 Extension Results Reports

2021 Highlighted Accomplishments Report

2021 Extension Results Reports

2020 Report of Accomplishments


Past Reporting Cycles

2015-2019 Federal Plan of Work

2019 Report of Accomplishments

2018 Report of Accomplishments

2017 Report of Accomplishments

2016 Report of Accomplishments

2015 Report of Accomplishments

2010-2014 Federal Plan of Work

2014 Report of Accomplishments

2013 Report of Accomplishments

2012 Report of Accomplishments

2011 Report of Accomplishments

2010 Report of Accomplishments