NSPIRES NEW REQUIREMENT: COLLECTION OF DEMOGRAPHICS AND SERVICE DATA

The release of NSPIRES version 6.1 on Saturday, February 20, 2016 will collect demographic and other information from both new registrants and existing users.  Users with existing NSPIRES accounts at http://nspires.nasaprs.com will, after login, be directed to a questionnaire page and invited to report information about their gender, ethnicity, race and disability.   Users  will also be asked about their current or previous participation as a Principal Investigator,  Co-Principal Investigator,  Program Director, or Co-Program Director in federally funded projects.  Answering this questionnaire will be a one-time requirement for  all registered NSPIRES users.  Users can update their answers, as needed,  in their NSPIRES personal profile.  Principal Investigators,  Co-Principal Investigators,  Program Directors,  and Co-Program Directors will also have the opportunity, before submitting a proposal,  to update their statement on participation in federally funded projects.

Your answers will not be viewable or accessible by the public or by other NSPIRES users, including proposal reviewers.

WHY THIS INFORMATION IS BEING REQUESTED:

The Federal Government has a continuing commitment to monitor the operation of its review and award processes to identify any inequities based on gender, race, ethnicity, or disability.  NASA asks that you provide information about your gender, race, ethnicity, and disability status in order to ensure compliance with current laws and regulations.

If you have questions regarding this action, please contact the NSPIRES Help Desk:

E-mail:  nspires-help@nasaprs.com

Phone Support:(202)479-9376

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST/EDT

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