Please review the following announcement from NSF and contact your assigned grants associate with any questions.
On April 4, 2022, the federal government stopped using the DUNS Number to uniquely identify entities. Now, entities doing business with the federal government use the Unique Entity ID created in SAM.gov. This transition allows the government to streamline the entity identification and validation process, making it easier and less burdensome for entities to do business with the federal government. For all proposals, be sure to use JHU’s UEI, FTMTDMBR29C7.
Published: April 12, 2022
Previous related announcements are posted below in chronological order.
Published January 25, 2022
Effective February 28, 2022, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will begin using the new System for Award Management (SAM) issued Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) in Research.gov and FastLane. This update is being made in accordance with the government-wide transition by April 4, 2022, away from the use of the Dun & Bradstreet issued Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and toward the new SAM UEI as the primary means of entity identification for Federal awards.
The new SAM UEI process eliminates the requirement for organizations to obtain an identifier from a third-party website and streamlines entity registration, identification, validation, and ongoing management in one place, SAM.gov. For information about NSF’s SAM registration requirements for organizations with proposals for consideration and active awards, refer to the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Chapter I.G.2.
Here’s what to know about the SAM UEI implementation at NSF.
Prior to February 28th UEI Implementation
UEI Updates Effective on or after February 28th
UEI Updates Effective on or after April 4th
SAM UEI Help Resources
Registering a New Organization with NSF
Guidance on registering a new organization with NSF is available in the Account Management Guide on the Research.gov About Account Management page. SAM UEI updates will be available in the posted resources after the SAM UEI implementation at NSF on February 28, 2022.
If you have IT system-related questions regarding NSF’s transition to the SAM UEI, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 (7:00 AM – 9:00 PM ET; Monday – Friday except federal holidays) or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Policy-related questions should be directed to email@example.com.
Published: November 17, 2021
Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) Update-The Government Transition from DUNS Number to New Unique Entity Identifier Will Occur on April 4, 2022
By April of 2022, the federal government will stop using the DUNS number (00-191-0777) to uniquely identify entities. At that point, entities doing business with the federal government will use a Unique Entity Identifier (SAM) created in SAM.gov. They will no longer have to go to a third-party website to obtain their identifier. This transition allows the government to streamline the entity identification and validation process, making it easier and less burdensome for entities to do business with the federal government.
JHU will not be using the UEI until April 4, 2022. Please continue to use our DUNS number until that date or you are notified by JHURA to begin using the UEI.