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REEport Reporting


REEport (Research, Education, and Extension Project Online Reporting Tool) is NIFA’s electronic reporting system for ongoing and recently completed research and extension projects in agriculture, food and nutrition, and forestry. REEport replaced the CRIS web forms system in May 2013 and implements the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) format, a standard progress report format that all Federal research agencies are required to use for research grant reporting.

NOTE: REEport forms are due:
January 3rd, 2014

Why are Reports Necessary?

Since UW-Madison is a Land-Grant University and receives Federal Formula Grants, CALS is required to report all research funding, regardless of the source, via REEport.

Funding sources that must be reported include, but are not limited to, Federal, Non-Federal, State, and unrestricted sources.

All research projects in CALS must be inventoried in REEport under a DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number.

Completing Reports

Click here for instructions.

Several different types of reports are required during the lifecycle of a project:

Project Initiation Reports (formerly AD416/417 Reports)

Projects are established in REEport by completing a Project Initiation Report. Project Initiation Reports are required for new Hatch, Hatch Multistate, Animal Health, McIntire-Stennis, and NIFA awards.

When Project Initiation reports are needed, Casey Hillmer will facilitate initial setup, and will contact the PI with instructions for completing Project Initiation information in REEport.

Progress Reports (formerly AD421 Reports)

After a project is set up using a Project Initiation Report, annual Progress Reports are required. Annual Progress Reports are due in January of each year.

Progress reports cover one federal fiscal year: October through September.

Final Termination Reports (formerly AD421 Reports)

When a project is completed, a Final Termination Report is needed in order to change its status from active to completed.

The final report summarizes the lifetime of the project.

Formula Grants are vital to the CALS research mission; failure to file timely REEport reports puts our continued receipt of these funds at risk. Please make every effort to complete the reports quickly and accurately.

If you need assistance, please see the REEport Training Resources Site or contact Casey Hillmer at

REEport Forms/Documents