Project Development and Reporting - Using the Current Research Information System
When a new project is approved for the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, the principal investigator (PI) must enter project information into the Current Research Information System (CRIS) using forms AD-416, AD-417, and NIFA-2008 to initiate the project. PIs are required to submit progress reports annually and a final report in the last year. Both reports are created in CRIS using form AD-421.
Below are links to the CRIS web site for creating AD-416, AD-417, NIFA-2008, and AD-421 forms and accompanying links to pdf files with instructions for submitting each of these forms.
|Project Initiation Forms|
|Annual Progress Reports and Final Reports|
More about Entering Project Information into Current Research Information System
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) uses a national database, called the Current Research Information System (CRIS), to document and report on ongoing and completed research projects sponsored by USDA research agencies, state experiment stations, land-grant universities, other cooperating institutions, and participants in National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant programs. The CRIS system is a searchable database for researchers and administrators. Recently, project information has become accessible via public search engines. The USDA also uses this information for strategic planning and reporting to Congress.