July 11, 2019
The NIH has issued Guide Notice NOT-OD-19-114, "Reminders of NIH Policies on Other Support and on Policies related to Financial Conflicts of Interest and Foreign Components". Per the notice, the intent "is to remind the extramural community about the need to report foreign activities through documentation of other support, foreign components, and financial conflict of interest to prevent scientific, budgetary, or commitment overlap". "Other support includes all resources made available to a researcher in support of and/or related to all of their research endeavors, regardless of whether or not they have monetary value and regardless of whether they are based at the institution the researcher identifies for the current grant. This includes resource and/or financial support from all foreign and domestic entities, including but not limited to, financial support for laboratory personnel, and provision of high-value materials that are not freely available (e.g., biologics, chemical, model systems, technology, etc.)."
This information must be reported in applications (JIT) and progress reports (RPPR) for all PIs and Senior/Key Personnel. The NIH has also published a FAQ on this topic that further elaborates on what must be reported (i.e. PI start-up funds).
If your department has proposals and/or awards with the NIH, please review these documents and share with any PIs that may have NIH awards, proposals or be contemplating submitting proposals to the NIH.
- NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-19-114, Reminders of NIH Policies on Other Support and on Policies related to Financial Conflicts of Interest and Foreign Components
- Frequently Asked Questions: Other Support and Foreign Components
- Open Mike Blog Post by Dr. Michael Lauer, NIH's Deputy Director for Extramural Research: Clarifying Long-Standing NIH Policies on Disclosing Other Support
If you have questions about these disclosure requirements, please contact your Sponsored Projects team. Posted 7/11/2019