By Holly Norton

Effective July 24, 2023, NSF enabled datasets and research materials to be entered as distinct product types that are managed and reviewed separately in the Research.gov Project Reporting System. This change improves project report data quality by listing each product type resulting from NSF funded research as a separate entry rather than a combined listing of multiple product types. Other changes include improved system messaging and an updated user interface to provide a more seamless look and feel for NSF award recipients. There are no changes to NSF’s Public Access policy or project reporting requirements.

An updated How to Add Datasets to the NSF-PAR and NSF In-progress Project Reports (pdf) guide and updated How to Remove Datasets from the NSF-PAR and In-progress Project Reports (pdf) guide will be available on the Research.gov About Public Access page. Visit the NSF Public Access Initiative page for more information including the NSF Public Access Plan 2.0 - Ensuring Open, Immediate and Equitable Access to National Science Foundation Funded Research released earlier this year.