Project Development and Reporting - Joining a Multistate Project
For faculty with a current station research project that is nearing completion, the steps involved in developing a proposal to join a multistate project are outlined below. There are two phases to the process.
First: This phase involves the two steps listed below. All materials for the first phase need to be submitted together.
Second: This phase involves the two steps listed below.
- Entering Station Project Information into the CRIS Database (web)
- Entering Multistate Participant Information into the NIMSS Database (web)
More about Joining a Multistate Project
The first phase involves submitting a progress report and a multistate proposal. All materials for the first phase need to be submitted together. The due date for these documents is typically in early October and is provided in written notification.
Following proposal approval, the second phase involves entering information into the Current Research Information System (CRIS) database and the National Information Management Support System (NIMSS), a web-based system for managing multistate research projects and activities. When a new project is approved, the principal investigator (PI) must enter project information into CRIS using forms AD-416, AD-417, and NIFA-2008 to initiate the project. The PI also must enter participant information into NIMSS (Appendix E) to request participation in a multistate project/activity.
All of the materials need to be submitted electronically to Charlene Herrick (firstname.lastname@example.org). The PI also needs to give copies of all submitted documents to his or her unit administrator.
Faculty who do not have a current station project should contact Charlene Herrick (email@example.com) for additional instructions on joining a multistate project.