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NIH and other federal agencies have recently implemented more expansive requirements for disclosing other support and foreign affiliations.  These instructions have increased what U-M previously reported - to include agreements outside U-M, in-kind contributions, and copies of agreements with entities outside the US.  The revised Other Support format also includes a new attestation statement and the requirement for digital signature. We know that this causes confusion, and perhaps apprehension, among faculty as we learn to navigate these new requirements and share the information with federal agencies.  The Medical School has developed tools and resources to supplement campus information to directly aid faculty and staff in remaining compliant.                                     

If you have questions about content or how these rules impact your reporting to U-M or NIH, we encourage you to use the resources below or reach out with your questions to: Other.Support.Questions@umich.edu

Contact Other.Support.Questions@umich.edu to schedule a 1-1 discussion about your specific questions.



Medical School Tools to Help Navigate Biosketch, Other Support, and Disclosure Activities

2/17/22 Research Town Hall – Video and slides

Watch the 2/17/22 Medical School Research Town Hall for a brief overview on Other Support.   

Slides are available. 

Quick Start Reference Guide: Overview of disclosure points to federal agencies

Printable guide to the required points of disclosure and the most needed information to share in reporting. 

Updates and Changes to the NIH Biosketch

On the Grant Services Resources & Education page, we have developed tools for the 1/25/22 version of the NIH Biosketch (checklist and video). 

Other Support Templates and Examples

Campus has provided an Other Support template and completed samples.

Medical School has available an Other Support Guided Questions for Faculty and Research Administrators to help identify all items that should be disclosed on the Other Support. 

U-M system report of Other Support data

Data pull from campus award systems (eRPM & MSGrants), HR, and general ledger that lists all Medical School faculty pending applications, awards, appointments to sponsored projects, and subaccounts managed as responsible investigator. This report can be used as a starting point for the Projects/Proposals section of Other Support.

Available to individual faculty in the Faculty Profile and to department research administrators through M-Stat.   

Directions for Accessing 

Options for completing and storing the electronic signature required on Other Support

Job aids for affixing an acceptable electronic signature to the Other Support:

Discussion Opportunities

Other Support or Foreign Engagement questions by email

          Advice / Help on interactions with sponsors 
         Questions related to applications:  Biosketches, Foreign Components, Facilities 
          Awards:  JIT Materials & RPPRs: Other Support & Supporting documentation 
          Previously undisclosed Other Support 

          Can pose question by email or request a one-on-one consultation. 

M-Inform questions by email

          General questions about outside interests/potential conflicts of interest & M-Inform disclosures 
          Ongoing one-on-one consultations 

Invite us to your next Faculty Meeting

Share a more in-depth description of requirements 
Address general questions & concerns 
Would you like to request one? Other.Support.Questions@umich.edu 


Contact us at Other.Support.Questions@umich.edu

A list of Grant Services & Analysis staff is available in the Personnel Directory.