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Project Development and Reporting - Entering Multistate Participant Information into the NIMSS Database

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The National Information Management and Support System (NIMSS), a joint project of the four Regional Associations of State Agricultural Experiment Stations, serves as the official repository for all multistate research projects and activities. NIMSS is designed to facilitate the work of the Agricultural Experiment Station Director in managing the Station’s Multistate Research portfolio. It is a web-based system that allows participants in multistate research projects and activities to submit proposals and reports, authorize annual meetings, and approve new participants online. Stakeholders, cooperators and others can also query the System for relevant and timely information.

Faculty interested in participating in multistate projects or attending the annual meetings must enter participant information into the NIMSS database. This requires completion of an Appendix E – Participant form on the NIMSS Web site.

Click here for the link to the NIMSS web site. Instructions for entering multistate participant information into the NIMSS database is below.

Instructions for Entering Multistate Participant Information into the NIMSS Database

Following proposal approval, the project director must enter participant information into the National Information Management and Support System (NIMSS) to request participation in a multistate project/activity. This requires completion of an Appendix E – Participant form.

To complete an Appendix E – Participant form for a multistate project:

  1. Go to the National Information Management Support System at http://nimss.umd.edu
  2. Insert your login and password (If you do not have a login, you will need to register at the above URL).
  3. In the Top Menu, Select Participants then Select Draft/Edit
  4. On the Left side Menu, Select “Draft New”
  5. Select the project number
  6. Fill out the Appendix E – Participant form
  7. Click on submit.

Note: Please contact the Administrative Advisor if you have questions about the multistate project/activity. Contact Charlene Herrick (cherrick@maine.edu) if you have questions about the use of NIMSS.


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