New Field in NIRS (for UCEDD Data Coordinators only)

March 19, 2013

Some of you may remember we mentioned at the Annual Meeting that one more field would be added in NIRS: "Was this training conducted outside the UCEDD?", with response options "Yes" and "No".

It has been added, and it is now available in the Activity form for the core function of Interdisciplinary Preservice Preparation, only when UCEDD is selected for Program type (records that are either UCEDD-only or both UCEDD and LEND, if your Center has both Programs). The field is required per the new reporting requirements to AIDD, and for all previously entered records, it is currently blank, so a value needs to be selected. It has been inserted right after the field " Type of  Activity," as can be seen in the screenshot below:


To update all the records previously entered, a search can be run in the Activities dataset using the following criteria:

  • Fiscal Year: 2013
  • Program type = UCEDD
  • Core function = Interdisciplinary Preservice Preparation (Training Trainees)

Below is a screenshot with all the above criteria selected:


This search will return all the records that need to be edited to complete the newly-added field.