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NSF Electronic Research Administration Forum

The voice of the user remains a central focus of the National Science Foundation's internal planning activities and systems modernization efforts related to proposal preparation and award management policies and processes. NSF has historically relied on community feedback via long-established outreach mechanisms as well as through an ongoing dialog with institutions and research administration-focused associations.

NSF is now embarking on a multi-year effort to modernize proposal preparation and submission capabilities currently available in FastLane. As such, the Foundation is seeking to actively engage the user community to gather individual opinions and perspectives on Electronic Research Administration (ERA) activities, collect feedback and solicit user priorities and topics of interest.

NSF is holding the next ERA Forum Webinar on April 10, 2019 from 1:00-2:15 PM Eastern Time. The Foundation looks forward to your participation in this event. The topics of this Forum webinar will be Separately Submitted Collaborative Proposals from Multiple Organizations on

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Seventh Forum - Separately Submitted Collaborative Proposals from Multiple Organizations on

Sixth Forum - NSF’s Proposal Preparation and Submission Functionality for Collaborative Proposals, the New Award Notice, and Branding Options for the Consolidation of and FastLane

Fifth Forum - NSF's new Account Management Modernization and Proposal Preparation and Submission Functionality

Fourth Forum - NSF’s initiative to streamline and modernize registration functionality

Third Forum - Proposal Submission Modernization

Second Forum - Proposal Submission Modernization

First Forum - Proposal Submission Modernization


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