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Reporting Foreign Collaborations/Components as Other Support

Reporting Foreign Collaborations/Components as Other Support

Disclosure of Other Support Information to NIH

  1. How do we determine if an international collaborator needs to be included in the Other Support documentation?

    Answer: Include any international collaborations that constitute a “Foreign Component.” The determining questions for evaluating whether the collaboration is a Foreign Component are: (1) does the foreign co-author perform any of the published research outside of the U.S., and (2) does the foreign collaborator’s contribution to the NIH-funded work constitute a “significant scientific element or segment”?

    In the normal course of managing an NIH award, a Foreign Component is identified in the proposal or, after the award is made, submitted to NIH for approval prior to the collaboration being initiated.