December 10, 2021 – NIH has updated the NIH biosketch format and other support format page for application due dates and RPPR submissions on/after January 25, 2022.
RAs/Units should alert their NIH investigators to this new requirement. An email template that RAs can tailor and send to their faculty is available HERE.
Units should begin preparing for these new requirements. Managers/supervisors will need to review requirements and unit-level processes with RA staff members.
The new Other Support requirements are outlined in the table below, however RAs should also review the new biosketch format. These changes may require additional time on the part of the RA and investigators.
RAs and investigators are also strongly encouraged to watch NIH’s recent Commitment Transparency presentation: Video, PowerPoint.
ON OR AFTER
JANUARY 25, 2022
|Follow the format and instructions outlined in NIH guidance.||Required|
|Use of SciENcv to generate Other Support Note: NIH anticipates the SciENcv template for Other Support will be available beginning in FY 2022.||Not required (optional when SciENcv template made available)|
|Disclose ALL active* and pending sources of Other Support, including:
||Required (split into separate sections for sponsored projects/proposals and in-kind resources)|
|Active/pending sponsored project total award amount Note: For subawards, only the total subaward amount needs to be included||Award Amount (Direct + Indirect)|
|All investigators required to submit Other Support must also electronically sign their respective documents using the Adobe Sign service or similar.
|Flatten Other Support PDFs after signature.||Required|
|Supporting documentation in the form of English-language versions of any foreign contracts, grants or any other agreements specific to senior/key-personnel foreign appointments, affiliations, and/or employment with an institution or entity outside the U.S.* Note: Google translations, or similar, are acceptable but certified translations may be required upon request. Copies will need to be provided by the individual investigator, and must be provided as part of the PDF following the Other Support format page. *See Internal (ASU) Conflict of Interest Disclosures section below. NIH requires researchers to provide foreign contracts, grants or any other agreements specific to senior/key-personnel foreign appointments, affiliations, and/or employment with a foreign institution. Copies must be provided as part of the PDF following the Other Support format page.||Required, if applicable|
|Immediately notify KE Research Operations of undisclosed Other Support (i.e., information that was missing from a proposal at Just-In-Time (JIT) or a Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) submitted on/after January 25).- Pre-Award: For proposals that have not been awarded yet, the RA should use the Notify PNT activity on the ERA Funding Proposal (FP) to route any updated Other Support documents to the Proposal GCO for submission to NIH. - Post-Award: If an investigator or RA/Unit discover that something needs to be added/disclosed on an NIH Other Support, the RA should immediately send an updated Other Support document to their AMT Fiscal Reporting GCO. ASU must submit the update within 30 days of becoming aware of the non-disclosure, so do not wait until the next RPPR. Note: The updated format page and instructions must be used for all Other Support submissions, including both competing applications and the RPPR. There are no longer separate instructions for competing applications and the RPPR.||Required, if applicable|
Biosketch instructions, blank format page, and a sample biosketch can be found at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms/biosketch.htm.
Questions, contact [email protected].