Last year the National Science Foundation (NSF) made important changes to the way the research community registers for NSF accounts and maintains account and user profile information in FastLane and Please be advised that effective May 20, 2019, the Demographic Information site has moved from FastLane to the Account Management site so you can manage your profile data in one location.

Here's what you need to know:


  • Demographic information previously entered on the FastLane site was migrated to "My Profile" in
  • To view or edit your demographic information:
    • Sign in to and click on “My Profile” located at the top of the screen.
    • Demographic information is located on your "View/Edit Profile" page.
    • Scroll down to the Demographic Information section at the bottom of your profile to view the demographic information you previously provided in FastLane or to update your demographic information.
  • Submission of the requested demographic information is voluntary. NSF asks for demographic data relating to gender, ethnicity/race, and disability status to gauge whether our programs and other opportunities in science and technology are fairly reaching and benefiting everyone regardless of demographic category; and to ensure that those in underrepresented groups have the same knowledge of and access to programs, meetings, vacancies, and other research and educational opportunities as everyone else.



Screenshots of the new Demographic Information section are available in the Account Management Guide, and new questions have been added to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Additional Account Management resources are accessible from the About Account Management page.


For IT system-related questions, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 or Policy-related questions should be directed to