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Biosketch

For applications due on or after January 25, 2022, you are now required to use the new Biosketch Format Page.  This page focuses on the current format and upcoming format changes for the Biosketch. NIH is also encouraging investigators to use SciENcv to help develop their Biosketch which the system will automatically format the Biosketch according to NIH requirements. Note, NIH does reserve the right to not review your submitted application if any of the Biosketches do not follow the new format and are considered non-compliant.

Background
On March 12, 2021, NIH released NOT-OD-21-073: Upcoming Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021 and on April 28, 2021, NIH released NOT-OD-21-110: Implementation of Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page. These two notices informed the research community of NIH's upcoming changes to both the Biosketch and the Other Support form pages. Use of the new forms was requested for applications, progress reports, JIT, post-submission/award that are due on or after May 25, 2021 and is required for applications, progress reports, JIT, post-submission/award due on or after January 25, 2022. If it is due prior to January 25, 2022, then you will continue to use the current formats, but if you are submitting for the February 5, 2022 deadline, but submitting prior to January 25, 2022, you are required to use the new forms. 

Training Sessions
On March 30, 2021, HS SPPO held a quarterly Contacts Meeting where we discussed the upcoming changes. A PDF of the PPT is located here.  Since then, NIH released the above clarification notice that this new form was requested to be used for deadlines on or after May 25, 2021 and that it firmly is required for deadlines on or after January 25, 2022. Additionally. on November 10, 2021 and January 12, 2022, HS SPPO presented for the campus-wide Research Compliance Hot Topics and Training Program on the upcoming changes. The PDF of the November session is located here as well as the recorded video is located here; and the PDF of the January session is located here as well as the recorded video is located here.  Note, the first session had 45 minutes of Q&A, while the second session had updated slides. 

Resources
NIH has created a wonderful and helpful page for the Biosketch Form Page:
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