Expanded NIH Reporting Requirements Beginning January 25, 2022

January 17, 2022

On January 11, the Office of the Vice President for Research on central campus hosted a town hall discussing international engagements in research, and compliance with federal regulations and guidelines that govern research and scholarship. In particular, the town hall addressed federal funding agencies’ new/revised requirements for investigators involved in international collaborations. These regulations include expanded requirements from the NIH, effective for submissions due on or after January 25, 2022.

The Michigan Medicine Office of Regulatory Affairs compiled the following resources to help investigators more easily navigate these expanded requirements. Additionally, team members from the Medical School Conflict of Interest Office, Medical School Grant Services & Analysis, and the Office of Research & Sponsored Projects are standing by to help – simply email other.support.questions@umich.edu.

Before Submitting a Proposal

Review the U-M Disclosure Matrix, which details how and when various types of information should be disclosed to the University and/or to federal sponsors.  

Ensure disclosure of all required outside activities in M-Inform. Investigators with active NIH funding (direct or prime), or investigators planning to submit a proposal to NIH within the fiscal year, will be prompted to upload supporting documentation (e.g., contracts, agreements) for any outside activities that involve a non-US entity.

Compile biosketches in accordance with sponsor requirements. For more information on formatting, refer to U-M’s Checklist for NIH Biosketches, Other Support, and RPPRs.

For NSF proposals, compile Current & Pending Support documents according to agency requirements.

NIH Just-In-Time (JIT) Requests

Compile Other Support documents according to the federal agency requirements. For more information on formatting, refer to U-M’s:


Provide updates regarding active sources of Other Support/Current & Pending Support via annual progress reports (RPPR) for the project.  For more information on formatting, refer to U-M’s Checklist for NIH Biosketches, Other Support, and RPPRs.


Immediately notify the Other Support Review team at Other.Support.Questions@umich.edu if previously undisclosed sources of Other Support (or Current & Pending Support) were not correctly included in an initial proposal, JIT, or RPPR.