Important news from NSF: Changes to the way the research community registers for NSF accounts and maintains account and user profile information

Important news from NSF: Changes to the way the research community registers for NSF accounts and maintains account and user profile information

Effective March 26, 2018, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is introducing a new centralized and streamlined account registration process in Research.gov for the research community that will provide each new user with a single profile and unique identifier (i.e., NSF ID) for signing in to FastLane and Research.gov for proposal and award activities.

New Functionality

The new account management functionality will:

  • Allow users to create and self-manage accounts, including personal information and role requests;
  • Eliminate the need for organizational Administrators to create accounts and maintain profile information for their users, allowing Administrators to focus on managing roles for their organizations through a dashboard with functions to approve, disapprove, assign, and remove roles; and
  • Replace the existing FastLane and Research.gov account management functions.

 Existing NSF Accounts

Existing NSF account holders will be migrated to the new account management system through a simple, one-time operation when initially signing in to FastLane or Research.gov after the new functionality is released. Account holders will be required to verify information to transfer it to the new system. Each user will have one NSF ID.

Helpful Links

Feel free to contact the Sponsored Programs Office with any questions at 7-2226 or rsch@mtu.edu