NIH Other Support Reporting

The NIH other support format page has been updated for application due dates and RPPR submissions on/after January 25, 2022 (See NOT-OD-21-073NOT-OD-21-110 for specific changes and details).

How to Comply with NIH Other Support Reporting

Other Support Format

NIH Other Support page - contains links to FAQs, detailed instructions, and a sample

Kuali Research reporting tool for Current and Pending Support

Disclose ALL active and pending sources of Other Support:

Sponsored projects/proposals (including projects not routed through UMB or conducted as part of a non-UMB appointment)

Active/pending sponsored project total award amount for all senior/key personnel
Note: For subawards, only the total subaward amount needs to be included

Enter your support entries so they are grouped together based on the "Status of Support" and are in the order of Active and Pending Support from top to bottom.

Other support does not include training awards, prizes, gifts, or start-up support provided to the individual by UMB

Effort:  For an active project, provide the level of actual effort in person months (even if unsalaried) for the current budget period and indicate the proposed level of effort for each remaining budget period. For a pending project, indicate the level of effort in person months as proposed for each budget period. 

External consulting:  Include 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 (open for explanation) 

In-kind (non-monetary) resources are those that meet all the following criteria:

(1) Are not publicly/widely available, and (2)

  • Were provided by a non-UMB 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-UMB 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'


Supporting documentation

Provide 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.

Electronic Signature

All investigators required to submit Other Support must electronically sign their respective documents using DocuSign or similar.

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

Create the Other Support document, send it to the PI via DocuSign for electronic signature. After you receive the signed PDF back from the PI, you must flatten the PDF and upload it in eCommons.  How to flatten your PDF