Reposted from DEBreif – New System for NSF IDs

For information on changes to New Registrations and Account Management Systems for FastLane and, see below.

New System for NSF IDs – everyone’s doing it

Do you have more than one NSF ID? Do you just make yourself a new user profile when you move to a new institution? All of that is about to change. Check out the information below on the migration of all existing users to a new system (and how to register for an NSF ID, if you don’t already have one). This includes PIs and Authorized Organizational Representative (AORs).

Changes to New Registrations and Account Management Systems for FastLane and
• Effective March 26, 2018, the new Account Management system will provide each new user with a single profile and unique identifier (i.e., NSF ID) for proposal and award activities. All existing users will migrate to the new system.

The New Account Management System:
• Allows users to create and self-manage accounts, including personal information and role requests;
• Allows administrators to focus on managing roles for their organizations through a dashboard with functions to approve, disapprove, assign, and remove roles; and
• Enables migration for existing NSF account holders, including and Application Submission Web Service (ASWS) users, to the new system through a simple, one-time operation. When initially signing in to FastLane or, account holders will be required to verify their personal information before it can be transferred it to the new system. Each user will have just one NSF ID per the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (NSF 18-1), Chapter I.G.4.

Helpful Links:
This page has video tutorials and Frequently Asked Questions about the changes.
• Users with existing NSF accounts can access the NSF ID Lookup page for their NSF ID. Forgotten passwords for established NSF accounts may be retrieved here.
• New users will now be able to register directly with NSF through via this link:

Notes About and ASWS (From the info page):
• The Principal Investigator (PI), all co-PIs, and the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) listed on a proposal must all be registered with NSF prior to proposal submission. NSF IDs for the PI, all co-PIs, and the AOR listed will need to be included in the proposal submission.

Registration Requirements for Organizations:
• Organizations new to NSF will also register via the Account Management system in
• New organizations will be able to register directly with NSF through via this link:
• Before a new organization can register with NSF, it must first be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM; and have a data universal numbering system (DUNS) number.
• Organizations not already registered with NSF should be aware that completion of the SAM registration process could take up to two weeks.
• Note that the vast majority of universities are already registered with NSF via FastLane.

DBI is Hiring!

Do you want to help advance the capability of the nation to meet current and future challenges?

Are you interested in opportunities to ensure that NSF-funded research is at the forefront of advancing fundamental knowledge?

Are you a scientist with a Ph.D., at least six years of experience, and interested in enabling research and education in the biological sciences?

Please consider applying for a Program Director (PD) position!

The Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) would like to invite interested candidates with significant expertise in bioinformatics to apply for the following opportunities as a PD in the Research Resources Cluster, and for those with deep knowledge regarding postdoctoral fellowships to apply for the following opportunity as a PD in the Human Resources Cluster:

  1. Permanent PD position in the Research Resources Cluster.
  2. Rotator PD (Temporary) position in the Research Resources Cluster.
  3. Rotator PD (Temporary) position in the Human Resources Cluster.

For more information about the required qualifications and expected duties for the Rotator PD (Temporary) position in the Research Resources Cluster, refer to DCL NSF 18001, and in the Human Resources Cluster, refer to DCL NSF 18002.

Interested candidates should apply for the:

  • Permanent PD position by April 23, 2018 via USAJobs.
  • Rotator PD (Temporary) positions by emailing CVs and Cover Letters to the email alias: Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.