As of March 26, 2018, NSF has made changes to the way accounts are created and managed. Users must now initiate the request for a new account through Research.gov. Users should request to be affiliated with one of the following organizations:
- Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Academic Units & IRIs): 0015693000
- Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation (GTRI Only): 5300012004
Existing users will have to confirm their e-mail address and institutional affiliation before their account is ported over the new system. Any existing roles should follow the user from Fastlane to Research.Gov. In our experience, this has worked well for PIs, but is more complicated for departmental research administrators. Research.gov has now delineated a role for Other Authorized Users. If you would like this role added to your account, please request “View Only” access and then we will be able to assign you the appropriate permissions.
Finally, NSF is taking the first steps to move proposal submissions from Fastlane to Research.gov. They have released a test environment in Research.gov so that users may familiarize themselves with the new system. The test environment is available until April 27, 2018. We encourage users to enter test proposals and send any feedback regarding the new system to NSF via the survey link available on the Research.gov "About Proposal Preparation & Submission Site" page.
Beginning April 30, 2018, users will be able to submit non-collaborative proposals via Research.gov. While we currently do not have a timeline, submission of single investigator proposals through Fastlane will still be an option until the transition of all proposals to Research.gov is complete. We will keep you informed of any additional changes.
OSP will begin offering training sessions on Research.gov proposal submissions this summer. We encourage the research community to continue to use NSF Fastlane for proposal submissions until they have attended a training session. Stay tuned for dates.