I don't want to get all apocalyptic here, but I just got an email from the NSF telling me that they're going to be moving all NSF grant reporting (annual and final reports) from FastLane to www.research.gov.
Is this the beginning of the end for FastLane?
FastLane is used for submitting, reviewing and administering NSF grants. One leg of that triumvirate is now being, at least partially, removed. The Feds have been pushing for all proposals to be submitted via www.Grants.gov (a system only a true bureaucrat could love). Indeed, for some time now one could choose to submit via FastLane or Grants.gov.* Is the NSF giving in and beginning to dismantle FastLane?
* Not that any sane person would choose Grants.gov over FastLane.