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CRIS - Current Research Information System

The Current Research Information System (CRIS) provides data and reports on NIFA’s research, education and extension activities. By using the search interface on the CRIS website, users can obtain reports that describe NIFA-funded project objectives, methods, and outcomes.


Starting October of 2024, the CRIS website will no longer be available to the public. All of the project information found in CRIS can now be found in the NIFA Data Gateway. Please feel free to visit and explore the resources and tools available on NIFA's Data Gateway webpage. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to

Who Uses This Tool

Primary CRIS users include NIFA grant recipients, land-grant universities and other partner institutions, cooperating state institutions, other federal agencies, and internal NIFA staff. Information contained in the CRIS database is accessible to the public through the CRIS website.

How to Use the Tool

Users can view and download reports and data by using either of two search interfaces on the CRIS website: Assisted Search and Professional Search. Instructions and help screens may be displayed to assist users in searching for projects of interest. Additional links on the CRIS home page direct users to manuals, prepared reports, and other resources.


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