Reporting your demographic information to NSF is voluntary, but it helps to ensure that we are adequately serving our broad and diverse community of investigators and providing equal access to programs and other opportunities at NSF.
Below are answers to commonly asked questions about reporting demographic information to NSF taken from our FAQs about the management of your user account with NSF.
|Do I have to provide my demographic information?||Submission of the requested demographic information is voluntary and is not a precondition of an award.|
|If I do not provide any demographic information for a particular question, what will appear on my profile?||If demographic information is not provided for any or all demographic questions, the answer(s) will be shown as blank in the My Profile Edit mode and “Not Provided” will be displayed in the My Profile View mode.|
|Why is my demographic information being collected?||NSF asks for demographic data relating to gender, ethnicity/race and disability to gauge whether our programs and other opportunities in science and technology are fairly reaching and benefiting everyone regardless of demographic category; and to ensure that those in underrepresented groups have the same knowledge of and access to programs, meetings, vacancies, and other research and educational opportunities as everyone else.|
Your demographic information has moved from Fastlane to Research.gov.
To view or update your demographic information (gender, ethnicity/race, disability status), please follow the directions below:
- Sign in to Research.gov and click “My Profile”
- Demographic information is located on your “View/Edit Profile” page
- Scroll down to the Demographic Information section at the bottom of your profile
For additional assistance, please see the Account Management Guide and our newly updated FAQ. For IT assistance, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 or firstname.lastname@example.org.