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Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station


As of April 15, 2013, forms AD-416/417/NIFA-2008 and AD-421 can no longer be entered or submitted using the CRIS web forms.   The CRIS site will only allow you to view project information.

Beginning May 6, 2013  REEport will become NIFA’s singular grant and formula project reporting system, replacing the existing CRIS web forms system. REEport will utilize the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR), a standard progress report format that all Federal research agencies will be required to use. 

In preparation for REEport deployment, beginning on Monday, April 15, the current version of CRIS web forms became “read only.  The CRIS web forms system will no longer allow you to enter, edit, or submit new data to CRIS.

During the "blackout" period April 15- May 6, 2014 the CRIS web site will be there as usual so you can view your project information. On May 6th REEport will be available for data entry and will become the only way to enter and submit information to CRIS.  The information required by REEport for both project initiation and annual/final reporting is somewhat different and more extensive than it is now in the CRIS web forms.

REEport instructions:

Project Initiation Report

Progress Report and Final Report     


Current Research Information System (CRIS) will continue to provide documentation for ongoing agricultural, food science, human nutrition, and forestry research, education and extension activities for the United States Department of Agriculture; with a focus on the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant programs.

The mission of CRIS is to document the research and education activities of the USDA/State agricultural research and education system for various reporting purposes, as well as to provide ready access to information which can help users to:

  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in agricultural and forestry research and education
  • Plan future activities
  • Avoid costly duplication of publicly-funded work
  • Establish valuable contacts within the research and education community

Search the online CRIS database to obtain current project information for your site and all USDA funded research documented in the CRIS system.


CRIS Access and Service

Cris information is available to the public through the CRIS web site, the Research, Economics and Education Information System (REEIS) web site, and NIFA program web pages. This date collecton provides descriptive information, on a project level, of research, education, extension and integrated activities supported by federal funds.  Progress information is also available.

Cooperating state partner institutions have full access to the data submitted by their individual institution through the CRIS Forms Assistance site as well as the Partnership Leadership Management Dashboard maintained by NIFA.

The Manual of Classification of Agricultural and Forestry Research, Education, and Extension is available electronically to assist in the date entry process of CRIS reporting. Also, click here for Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station CRIS forms instructions.

News and Events


Graduate Student Reseach Forum

Save the date: Satuday, March 25th

9am - 3pm Oak Hall

More details here



Grant Announcements:


New grant awards

October-December 2016

SPS full list

Agricultural and Resource Economics:

Tatiana Andreyevea, $14,832. Updating the Rudd Tax Calculator, Healthy Food America


Animal Science:

Mary Anne Amalaradjou, $179,826  Understanding Nutrition Through Biomics, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

Mary Anne Amalaradjou $95,013, Listeria Monocytogenes Growth and Survival on Peaches and Nectarines as influenced by Stone Fruit Operations. USDA/NIFA

Dennis D'Amico, $19,788, Determining the Efficacy of Commercial Protective Cultures for the Control of Salmonella and Shiga-Toxin Producing Escherichia Coli in Raw Mike for Cheesemaking, Walker (George) Mile Research Fund



Chet Arnold, $144,138,  Water and Sustainability: Education Curriculum using Online Mapping Tools to Support Teaching and Student Learning, USDA/NIFA

David Dickson, $28,000, Nitrogen Outreach Along the Connecticut Coast, EPA/Long Island Sound Office/ CT DEEP

Tessa L. Getchis, $7,573, Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program, DOC/NOAA/Oceanic and Atmospheric Research/UNH



Douglas Casa, $22,039, Relationship Between Classical Magnet School and University of CT, Hartford Public Schools.

Douglas Casa, $24,999, Relationship SMSA and University of CT, Hartford Public Schools. 

Douglas Casa, $7,573, POLAR  Team Pro Validation and Comparison,   Polar Electro

Natural Resources and the Environment:

Beth A. Lawrence, $85,786, Increasing Biodiversity and Habitat Complexity in Invaded Wetlands., EPA/Loyola University Chicago

Anita Morzillo, $253,054, Attitudes Toward Black Bears and their Management in CT, DOI/US Fish and Wildlife Service/CT Dept of Energy and Eniv.Protection

Nutritional Sciences:

Christopher Blesso, $17,057, Anti-inflammatory and Hypolipidemic Effects of Egg Sphingomyelin for the Prevention of AtherosclerosisL A pilot study, American Egg Board


Paulo Verardi, $413,291, Rapid Development of Replication-controlled Vaccinia Virus Vectors for Vaccines and Therapeutics with Single or Double Safety Features, DHHS/NIH

Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

Joan E. Allen, $21,000, Northeast Plant Diagnostic Network, USDA/Dept of Agriculture

Donna R. Ellis, $6,586, Forest Pest Outreach, USDA/APHIS/CT AG Experiment Station

Jason Henderson, $78,323, Organic Turf and No-Pesticide Turf Demonstration Project, CT Dept of Energy and Envir.Protection



How to Join a Multistate Project

Instructions to join a Multistate Project   - Link to directions for viewing project proposals and for creating an Appendix E to authorize participation by your scientist(s) /specialist(s) in the above proposed projects. 

New NIMSS database users manual