NRSP-1 serves two critical functions for the State Agricultural Experiment Station (SAES) System. First, it supports the National Information Management and Support System (NIMSS). NIMSS was designed to facilitate the management of multistate research and Extension activities supported by the Hatch Multistate Research Fund (MRF), from conception of the proposal to project termination. NIMSS is a web-based application allowing: (1) online submission of proposals, peer reviews and progress reports, and (2) ready access to this information. The second important function that NRSP-1 serves is the communication of impacts from multistate research and Extension activities to decision-makers and stakeholders. Second, the impact communications component of NRSP-1 enhances the visibility of Land-grant institutions and the success of multistate research projects. Impact statements are prepared by a communications specialist. NRSP-1 efforts are funded based on an off-the-top mechanism tied to the latest five-year project.
A NRSP-1 Management Committee with representation from regional associations, director’s office staff from across regions, NIFA and the Administrative Advisers serve as stakeholder representatives from ESS charged to address assessment issues and to help evaluate the effectiveness of outreach efforts. The representatives will be responsible for collecting information from the institutions in their respective regions or associations to reflect the effectiveness of the NIMSS and the impact communications programs in meeting their needs and objectives.
NRSP1’s 2017-2022 project outline, associated committee reports, and other materials can also be found in NIMSS at https://www.nimss.org/projects/18457.
|Paula Agudelo||Chair, AA||SAAESDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jeff Jacobsen||Member, Lead AA||NCRAemail@example.com|
|Christina Hamilton||Member, NIMSS Lead||NCRAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bill Miller||Member, AA||NERAemail@example.com|
|Bret Hess||Member, AA, Executive Director||WAAESDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alton Thompson||Member, Executive Director||ARDemail@example.com|
|Richard Rhodes||Member, Executive Director||NERAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gary Thompson||Member, Executive Director||SAAESDemail@example.com|
|David Leibovitz||Member, Coordinator||NERAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cindy Morley||Member, Coordinator / Program Manager||SAAESDemail@example.com|
|Julie Estrada||Member, NIMSS User||NCRAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robin Williams||Member, NIMSS User||SAAESDemail@example.com|
|Sara Delheimer||Ex-officio||ESS Program Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|