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Disclosure of Other Support Information to NIH

Disclosure of Other Support Information to the NIH

Disclosure of Other Support has always been required by the NIH for the Principal Investigator and all key personnel as part of the just-in-time procedure for grant applications or in progress reports. This information is requested to ensure that there is no scientific, budgetary, or commitment overlap

In the most recent NIH Grants Policy Statement, Section 2.5.1 “Just-in-Time Procedures”,

Other Support is defined as:

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.). Other Support does not include training awards, prizes, or gifts.

NIH further explains who must submit Other Support information during Just-in-Time procedures:

Other Support is requested for all individuals designated in an application as senior/key personnel-those devoting measurable effort to a project. Information on Other Support is not specifically requested for Program Directors, training faculty, and other individuals involved in the oversight of training grants since applicable information is collected in other sections of a training grant application. It is also not requested for individuals categorized as Other Significant Contributors.

For progress reports, all senior/key personnel, excluding consultants, must disclose any changes in active support. Program Directors, training faculty and other individuals involved in the oversight of training grants need not provide this information.

When determining what to disclose as Other Support, keep in mind the following concepts:

  1. Other Support includes all of the resources to which you have access, not just the grants and contracts that support your research
  2. Other Support includes resources that do not have a dollar value attached to them as well as those that do.
  3. Other Support includes resources that are potentially related to your research in addition to those that directly support your work.
  4. Other Support includes resources available to you at other institutions beyond Rutgers and in other countries outside of the U.S.

A Rutgers-specific template and template with examples of Other Support disclosures are available in the bookmark bar to the right.

Please direct questions or concerns to your Research and Sponsored Programs Grant and Contract Specialist. A list of Specialists along with their departmental assignments is available from the RSP homepage.

For additional clarity and guidance on Other Support disclosure requirements, please access the following:


General FAQ

Reporting Affiliations/Appointments as Other Support

Reporting In-Kind Lab or Office Space, Equipment, Supplies, and Materials not Freely Available to Others

Reporting Visiting Faculty/Scholars/Scientists/Post-Docs/Students Supported by Funds not Managed by as Other Support

Reporting Foreign Collaborators/Components as Other Support