Updated Guidance on Biosketch/Other Support Implementation

*Catch up on the Thursdays at Three (T@3) webinar addressing changes to the NIH Biosketch and Other Support here

May 7, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to provide you the most up-to-date information on the transition to new formats for NIH Biosketches and Other Support pages. According to the most recent issue of the NIH Extramural Nexus, issued Wednesday, May 5th, NIH has clarified their implementation plans for the new formats: 

“For Just-in-Time (JIT) Reports and Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs), use of the new format pages is preferred immediately and required for due dates and submissions on or after January 25, 2022 (NOT-OD-21-110). This represents a change from the original May 25, 2021 requirement date for the updated formats and other support signatures. Applicants and recipients can use this time to align their systems and processes with the new formats and instructions. Failure to follow the appropriate formats on or after January 25, 2022, may cause NIH to withdraw applications from or delay consideration of funding.” Read more in the latest edition of “Open Mike.”

Help Me! 

  • NIH is regularly adding new FAQs. Follow the links below to review the most up-to-date information.
  • Ask your local RAS unit. Your RAS unit will be able to guide you and can escalate your question to RAS leadership and NIH if needed.


Denise Ehlen
Associate Vice President
Research Administration Services

Holly Sommers
Assistant Vice President for Research Administration
Director of Office of Sponsored Programs

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