NSF Updates Its Account Management System

This spring, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is implementing changes to the way the research community maintains account and user profile information in FastLane and Research.gov.

NSF will centralize and streamline the account registration process for the external research community providing each user with a single profile and unique identifier (i.e., NSF ID) to be used across all NSF systems.

The new Account Management functionality will offer the following features:

  • Allow users to create and self-manage accounts, including updates to personal and role information
  • Provide a central location to request roles for access to NSF systems
  • Provide organization administrators the ability to manage roles for their organizations through a dashboard with functions to approve, disapprove, assign, and remove roles
  • Replace existing FastLane and Research.gov account functions and expand capabilities for future account modernization to new user groups such as GRFP applicants, proposal reviewers, and NSF staff
  • Enable NSF to efficiently carry out internal audit compliance and conflict of interest management

To view the complete article concerning these account management updates, see the November/December 2017 issue of the NSF Proposal & Award Policy Newsletter.