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NIH - Other Support Reporting

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Templates, Examples & Resources 

Tip: In some cases, part of this information on Other Support, including translated foreign agreements, may have already been disclosed in M-Inform. To facilitate completing the Other Support template, the discloser may want to log in to M-Inform to retrieve uploaded foreign agreements and to utilize the "Print View" function to view and print all their outside interests. 

  • Log into M-Inform
  • Select the disclosure record from the applicable tab on the home workspace to open the disclosure form.
  • Under the Edit Disclosure menu on the left, click Print View
  • In the Print View, click Print at the top of the page.

Develop Proposal

NIH requires disclosure of all resources made available to a researcher in support of and/or related to any of their research endeavors, regardless of whether they have monetary value and regardless of whether they are based at U-M.

NOTEThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued new requirements for Other Support reporting and Biographical Sketches (Biosketches) submitted on or after January 25, 2022. 

Keep in mind the following when submitting your NIH proposal, Just-In-Time (JIT) materials, or Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs). These changes may require additional time on your part.

How to Comply with NIH Other Support Reporting

Please do not use historical U-M templates or formats for Other Support. New resources are available on the right side of this page. See the Biosketch page for related updates.

Other Support

January 25, 2022

Follow the format and instructions outlined in NIH guidance.


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:

  • Sponsored projects/proposals (including projects not routed through U-M or conducted as part of a non-UM appointment)
  • External consulting, when an investigator will be involved in the design, conduct, or reporting of research as part of the consulting activities (e.g., work that may result in publication in an academic journal, designing a protocol, data analysis, serving on a steering committee for a clinical trial)
  • In-kind (i.e., non-monetary) resources that meet all the following criteria:
    • Are not publicly/widely available, and
    • Were provided by a non-UM entity (either domestic or foreign), and
    • Were provided in the past three years, and
    • Are not being used on the proposed project, and
    • Aside from the proposed project, are being actively used in support of any of an investigator’s other research endeavors.
  • In-kind resources include, but are not limited to:
    • Personnel (e.g., visiting scholars, visiting students, supported by a non-UM entity)
    • Space
    • Equipment
    • Materials
    • Supplies
  • ​​​​​Note: In-kind resources intended for use on the proposed project should be included as part of the 'Facilities and Other Resources' or 'Equipment' section of the application and not 'Other Support'

(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 SignNow e-signature service or similar.

  • A typed name is not an electronic signature and is not acceptable.
  • Wet (ink) signatures are not acceptable.


Flatten Other Support PDFs after signature.


Supporting documentation in the form of English-language versions of any Other Support from entities outside the United States, including, but not limited to:

  • contracts
  • grants, and
  • any other agreements specific to 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.


Immediately notify ORSP 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)).





  • For further questions about the Other Support reporting process, please email
  • For questions regarding reporting Outside Interests in M-Inform, please contact for assistance from a U-M COI Office (OVPR COI, MEDCOI).