Performance Improvement 2011-2012. How Has the National Institutes of Health Enhanced the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools Website?


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) created the Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) website as an NIH-wide data system and public-facing website to improve internal and external access to data on NIH research in order to facilitate evaluation and management of research portfolios and to satisfy reporting requirements of the NIH Reform Act of 2006. Following the initial design and development of the RePORT website, NIH implemented a series of system enhancements. These included enhancements to the RePORT website and the creation of the RePORT Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) module and NIH reports (the NIH Readiness Tool) on funds provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The launching of the RePORTER module introduced major enhancements to the database's search and export capabilities. The creation of the ExPORTER site allowed queries of the RePORTER database to be downloaded.

The enhancements to the RePORT website were well-received. NIH received many requests for copies of the database for evaluation and science policy research. Recommendations to further improve and enhance RePORT were to gather additional feedback on the RePORT website from NIH stakeholders (both internal and external), continue to refine the website; and continually promote trans-NIH reporting business rules, reporting processes, and methods through the NIH RePORT initiative.

Report Title: NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) Phase II Website
Agency Sponsor: NIH, National Institutes of Health
Federal Contact: Rosanna Ng, 301-496-5367
Performer: NETE Solutions, Inc.
Record ID: 9796 (Report issued November 15, 2010)

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