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Reporting Web Conference Series

The Reporting Web Conference Series (RWC) is a bi-monthly series run by the NIFA Planning Accountability and Reporting Staff (PARS) which seeks to foster consistent, quality communication between NIFA leadership and its partners, including the Land Grant University system.  The RWC is an effective tool for NIFA to explain new or emerging reporting policies and procedures as well as an opportunity for grantees and business offices at the LGUs to participate in real-time Q&A sessions.  The general topics covered by the RWC series include: 

  • AREERA State Plans of Work
  • Annual Reports of Accomplishments
  • Outcome Reporting
  • Financial Reporting
  • REEport


Each bi-monthly web conference usually covers two topics—one related to software or report formats and one related to content quality guidance. Half of each conference is reserved for answering questions. Conferences are scheduled for the second Thursday of even months from 2 to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern).

RWC E-Mail List

A RWC e-mail list will notify interested parties on news, schedules, and other issues relating to the series. Interested parties may subscribe to the list by sending an e-mail message to: lyris@lyris.nifa.usda.gov. Skip your subject line and in the body of your message type: subscribe reportingwc - then hit your send button. Be sure you receive an e-mail confirming your subscription.

Next Reporting Web Conference

Past Reporting Web Conferences

December 11, 2014


October 9, 2014


June 12, 2014


December 12, 2013   


June 13, 2013


April 11, 2013


February 14, 2013


December 13, 2012


October 11, 2012


August 9, 2012

June 14, 2012


April 12, 2012


February 9, 2012


December 15, 2011


October 13, 2011


June 9, 2011


April 14, 2011

February 10, 2011

December 9, 2010

October 14, 2010

June 10, 2010

April 8, 2010

February 11, 2010

December 10, 2009

October 8, 2009

June 11, 2009

April 9, 2009

February 12, 2009

December 11, 2008

October 9, 2008

June 12, 2008

April 10, 008

  • Standard progress report criteria
  • Practical, realistic approaches to measuring impacts of basic research
  • Conference recording (not available due to technical issues)
  • Slides
  • Questions and Answers

February 14, 2008


Technical Support

After reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions below, contact the NIFA information technology group at servicedesk@nifa.usda.gov or (202) 690-2910. Do not contact the Texas A&M University support listed on the conference site.

Tested on Microsoft Windows Operating System (2000, XP and Vista ) and Apple System (Mac). Detailed technical requirements are available at http://ttvn2.tamu.edu/home/webconfspecs.php.

For Centra Client to install, the user will need to be a Power User or higher on the Windows Operating System and an Administrative User on the Apple System. If you do not have permissions you need to contact your local information technology (IT) department for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question - I'm not able to see Getting Started page?

Answer - Need to run the System Check. Go to http://webconference.tamus.edu.

Question - I'm not able to hear audio playback?

Answer - Ensure that your speakers are connected. Can you hear sound from other applications?

If No - Run the System Check. Go to http://webconference.tamus.edu.

If the system check does not complete, you will need to request assistance from your local information technology (IT) department.

If Yes - NIFA's C2IT will contact Meeting Organizer and work on resolution(s).