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iEdison Rebuild

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NIST, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health and the Interagency Working Group for Bayh-Dole, has been working diligently on the rebuild of the Interagency Edison reporting system for extramural inventions. The first phase of the rebuild involved identifying challenges and recommended improvements to the iEdison system via a Request for Information published in the Federal Register on December 16, 2019 and opened for comment through January 27, 2020.   More than 50 responses were received from Universities, Non-Profits, For-Profits, Federal Agencies, and Individuals.  Many of these changes have been implemented or plan to be implemented into the new system.

On June 22, 2020, an iEdison Feedback Session was held during which NIST presented a preview of the redesigned iEdison website and discussed RFI responses from stakeholders detailing challenges and recommended improvements to the iEdison system. We would like to thank all of those who participated in our iEdison Feedback Session on June 22, 2020. If you were not able to attend and would like to see the presentations from the sessions, they are available here.

Based on the questions received during the Feedback Session, we have compiled a list of FAQs

The iEdison team at NIST continues to request feedback on how we can best design iEdison to meet users’ needs.  Please send us your ideas for the following at :

  • What types of things would you like to see on the dashboard?
  • What types of reports would you find helpful for the “standard” reports? (i.e. what are the questions you are trying to answer and what is the output you would like to receive?)
  • Are there any notifications that you feel are lacking from the current system and would like to add? (Anything you wish you would be notified about?)
  • Are there any specific notifications that you would like to receive via email in real-time, other than in your weekly email?
  • Help or Training resources that you would find helpful.

Finally, we have received a lot of interest in participating in future user groups.  We are still finalizing the details for these groups and will post information on this web page when additional information is available and the process for taking volunteers is established.

Additional information regarding upcoming stakeholder meetings, progress, and release dates will be posted here as it becomes available.  



Created December 14, 2016, Updated July 15, 2020