Instructions for filing a Hatch or Hatch/Multistate Project in REEport

Steps

    • Go to http://portal.nifa.usda.gov/portal/.
    • Log in to the NIFA portal.  Please use your AU email and create your own password. If you do not have a password, click Reset Password.  The system will send you an email to set up a new password.
    • Select REEport – (SAES Auburn University) at the bottom of the page.
    • Select Project Initiation on the flow chart.
    • For a new project, click the blue box “Create a New Project.”  For an existing project, enter information in one of the searchable items, and click Search.
    • For a new project, select the source from a drop-down menu.  Select Hatch for a project you have written and had approved by your department.  Select Hatch/Multistate if you are filing a Multistate project written and approved in NIMSS as your Hatch project.
    • If you select Hatch/Multistate, an additional box will appear. Select the your multistate project number.
    • Read the statement, check the box, and click Next.
    • Enter the project title. This will be completed for you if you are filing a Hatch/Multistate.
    • Select your department.
    • For project number, enter your last name in all capital letters.
    • Complete the remaining fields: Collaborating/Partnering States, Collaborating/Partnering Organizations, Collaborating/Partnering Countries.
    • Enter a start and end date.  Most projects are five years.  REEport does not allow back dating.  The start date must be either the date you are entering the project or a future date.
    • Your name should appear in the Project Director box, but if it does not, select your name from the drop-down box.
    • Save, and select Next.
    • Add Co–Project Directors.
    • Enter FTE information.  Save, and select Next.
    • Enter the Major Goals of the project. Save, and select Next.
    • Enter the Expected Outputs of the project. Save, and select Next.
    • Enter the Expected Outcomes of the project. Save, and select Next.
    • Describe the Target Audience. Save, and select Next.
    • Describe the Project Methods. Save, and select Next.
    • Provide a Non-Technical Summary. Save, and select Next.
    • Identify Project Keywords.  Save, and select Next.
    • Complete the project classification items.  You may have multiple knowledge Areas, Subjects of Investigation or Fields of Science.  Save, and select Next.
    • Attach a PDF of your project proposal.  Please include the project submission form with departmental approvals, along with the full proposal.  If you are filing a Hatch/Multistate, REEport will pull the proposal from NIMSS, so you will not attach a proposal.  Save, and select Next.
    • Assurance Statements – Answer questions 1, 2, and 3.  Save, and select Next.
    • Select Submit to send the project to Dr. Art Appel for submission to NIFA. Please send an email to Dr. Appel,appelag@auburn.edu, and Kelley Terry, terrykl@auburn.edu, confirming your completion.