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The mission of the multistate research program is to enable research on high-priority topics among the State Agricultural Experiment Stations (SAES) in partnership with USDA-NIFA, other research institutions and agencies, and with the Cooperative Extension Service. In this way, technological opportunities and complex problem solving activities, which are beyond the scope of a single SAES, can be approached in a more efficient and comprehensive way.
Projects are monitored by four regional associations. In the West, the Western Research Coordination and Implementation Committee (RCIC) is responsible for evaluating each new or revised project proposal, and the AES directors approve or disapprove them based on the recommendations from the RCIC. NIFA review completes the process.
The National Information Management and Support System (NIMSS) is a web-based application that allows participants of multistate research projects and activities to submit proposals and reports online. The NIMSS database allows interested parties to review existing projects.
Before an OAES faculty member can join a multistate project, they must receive approval from the Unit Leader, the OAES Director, and the regional Administrative Adviser for the project.
When the OAES has more than one representative on a multistate project, one member will be designated as the lead representative by the OAES. If you are the only participant from the OAES on a multistate project, you are automatically considered the lead representative.
The lead representative is responsible for:
Please contact Gretchen Cuevas (541-737-2405) for more information and directions on how to join a project.