University of Vermont

USDA Reporting Information

Research institutions prepare and submit information about agricultural and forestry research projects to be documented in CRIS (the Current Research Information System). CRIS is a unit of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within USDA.

All research sponsored or conducted by the USDA is required to be documented in CRIS. The database currently includes information covering over 95% of all publicly supported agricultural and forestry research. Anyone can search CRISTEL the online searchable database, to obtain information for all USDA funded research documented in the CRIS system.

The CRIS database is built directly from data submitted by cooperating institutions. The Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station submits all data to CRIS electronically.

VT. Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Vermont is a participating site using the CRIS Web forms to submit data to CRIS. The following forms are available through the CRIS Web forms:

Hatch Projects

·  AD-416/417/2008 forms must be submitted to CRIS at a project's inception or revision.

AD-416 Research Resume Web forms instructions
AD-417 Classification of Research Web forms instructions

NIFA2008

 

If the project needs IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Approval).  Please click on the link for procedures and forms;  http://www.uvm.edu/iacuc

 

If the project needs IRB (Institutional Review Board Approval).  Please click on the link for procedures and forms;  http://www.uvm.edu/irb

 

·  An annual AD-421 Annual Accomplishment/Termination report is required for all active projects in the CRIS system.   NIFA requires submission of an annual accomplishment/termination report to CRIS within 90 days of the anniversary of the start date.  Please be specific and provide required detailed information when completing the output section of these reports. 

AD-421 Progress/Termination Report Web forms instructions

 

Multi-State Projects

 

To become a member of an existing multistate project a faculty member must complete the following forms:

 

·  AD-416/417/2008 forms must be submitted to CRIS at a project's inception or revision.

AD-416 Research Resume Web forms instructions
AD-417 Classification of Research Web forms instructions

NIFA2008

 

·  Appendix E form found at  www.nimss.umd.edu

            Instructions;

• If you forgot your password, please use the “Track ID” function on the logon page.  All you need to enter is your e-mail address and the system will send you your password.

• Go to participants/draft/edit participant info/draft new/use dropdown to select “region”/select project

• Use dropdown to select the scientist (note the scientist needs to be registered in NIMSS first)

• Check box if the scientist is the main rep. from Vermont

• Fill in the SY, PY or TY

• Fill in the KA, SOI, FOS.  Click on KA, SOI or FOS if you want the list where you can select from

• Then submit.  This will be sent directly to the Advisor for approval and then USDA-CSREES.  The advisor will need to approve.

 

 

NOTE: All VT-AES CRIS forms information is collected using the CRIS Web forms. You must contact Sue Lang to submit the VT. data to CRIS and USDA funded granting agencies.

Contact Sue Lang if you are affiliated with the University of Vermont, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and need assistance with any of these forms.
email:
slang@.uvm.edu

 

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