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Webinar Videos

Federal Sponsor Other Support & International Engagements

March 24, 2022

         David Mulder  April Pepperdine

In this webinar, David Mulder and April Pepperdine share the most pertinent information needed to comply with the latest sponsor requirements, including those related to international engagements. While emphasis is given to the NIH’s new requirements for Biosketches and Other Support, some information is shared about NIH Foreign Components and the latest requirements from other Federal sponsors. 

Email questions to for sponsor documentation or for M-Inform disclosures.

Sponsor Billing and Collections

August 12, 2021


Christie Tomaszewski Presenter     James Craven Presenter     Stacy Orban Presenter

In this webinar, Christie Tomaszewski and James Craven from Finance - Sponsored Programs, and Stacy Orban from Shared Services Center - Accounts Receivable, share information about sponsor billing and collection processes, including:

  • Central office roles and responsibilities
  • Unit responsibilities and procedures
  • Invoice types
  • Helpful U-M systems and reports for monitoring receivables

Subrecipient Invoice Approvals in M-Pathways

October 29, 2020

                          Chris Devries

In this webinar, Chris Devries, Project Manager for the Research Administration Advisory Council (RAAC), reviews the new electronic workflow and approvals of subrecipient invoices in the M-Pathways Financials system

"Sign PAF" Requirement for Investigators & "Other Support" Review

September 1, 2020

     David Mulder     April Pepperdine

David Mulder (ORSP Program Manager for International Engagement & Research Security) and April Pepperdine (Director of UMOR Conflict of Interest) provided an overview of changes being implemented on September 14, 2020, that require all U-M investigators to complete a revised version of the "Sign PAF" activity, and a new ancillary review process for the evaluation of sponsor-required documentation such as NIH's "Other Support."

NSF Biosketch and SciENcv

July 20, 2020



Disclaimer: This webinar was offered in July 2020, and some content may be outdated. For current NSF information, visit the website.


                            Joanna Thielen


Joanna Thielen (Biomedical Engineering Librarian
Art, Architecture & Engineering Library) introduced the NSF biosketch, demonstrated how to create a SciENcv account, and created an NSF biosketch in this tool. Tips for preparing an NSF biosketch is included. The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires that biosketches for grant proposals be prepared using the SciENcv tool. 

NIH Biosketch and SciENcv

May 7, 2020



Disclaimer: This webinar was offered in May 2020. Beginning on May 25, 2021, the NIH is using an updated version of the biosketch format. As a result, some of this webinar content may be outdated. Please refer to the NIH's Grants & Funding page ( for the most updated information and format.

Marci Brandenburg

Marci Brandenburg (Bioinformationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library) introduced the NIH biosketch and how to navigate the SciENcv tool for generating biosketches. Tips for preparing an NIH biosketch will be included. The National Institute of Health (NIH) is one of several granting agencies that require key personnel to include a biosketch as part of a grant proposal. 


Single IRB-of-Record - What RAs Should Know


Note: The IRBs are initiating a new process to request a single-IRB-of-Record (sIRB) on Monday, February 8, 2021. This new process replaces the processes that were covered in a webinar from September 2020, which has been removed from this page. For current process information, please visit the sIRB webpage.