Meeting Authorization

All meeting authorizations should be submitted via the National Information Management and Support System (NIMSS). Before using NIMSS to authorize a meeting, you will need authorization as an AA or Project Coordinator. If you are not already the AA of the committee, the AA will need to submit your name to the System Administrator, who will then send a confirming email to the person getting the authorization.

  1. After logging in to NIMSS (, mouse-over the "Reports/Meetings" function on the green navigation bar.
  2. From the dropdown menu, choose "Authorize an Annual Meeting."
  3. Fill in the blanks on the meeting authorization form.
  4. When you are finished, click "view before submit," then "submit as final." This sends the authorization to the SAES directors nationwide, project participants and CSREES as well as the executive directors' offices.

If you run in to any problems, please feel free to contact the System Administrator, Christina Hamilton,

You can also watch the NIMSS Virtual Training  online under "Help" after logging into NIMSS.