Completing an Appendix E/Multistate Project Participation Form

Who Enters Appendix E Information? 

How to Enter the Information Into NIMSS:

**Non-LGU participants, please DO NOT complete below steps; your Appendix E will get lost in the system. Please contact the NCRA Office for assistance.

You can watch the NIMSS Virtual Training located within the "Help" section of NIMSS or follow the instructions below.  

  1. Go to the National Information Management Support System at http://www.nimss.umd.edu/.
  2. Insert your login and password.
  3. Once you have signed into the system, in the green navigation bar, mouse-over “Participants” and choose “Draft/Edit Participant Info” from the dropdown menu.  From the submenu, select “Draft New.” 
  4. Select the appropriate region and project number.
  5. Select the correct station and participant name, if it's not already shown.
  6. If you are the official station representative click on box (if not, leave blank)
  7. Enter your percentages for Scientific Year, Professional Year, and Technical year as values < 1.0, where 1.0 = 100%. If you don't know what these are, please just enter 0.1 in the Scientific Year box and leave the others blank.
  8. Enter your KA, SOI, and FOS codes. If you don't know them, you can look them up by clicking the title/link above each box. You must put a value in each box (i.e. if you have a KA, you must also have a SOI and FOS value or NIMSS will give you an error message)
  9. If you have an Extension appointment, you should also enter your FTE (full time equivalent, as a percentage < 1.0, where 1.0 = 100%) and KA codes.
  10. Finish by selecting "Submit.”  This sends the Appendix E to your Station Director for approval and then notifies the AA and NIFA that the participant needs final approval. 

*Please note that if minor changes need to be made to participants already in the system (i.e. typos, email entry, etc…), it may be best to contact the system administrator, Christina Hamilton (ncra@cals.wisc.edu).  She can make any minor corrections, without letters being sent out to NIFA, CRIS, Station Directors, etc…