Important NSF and NIH Changes

National Science Foundation 

NSF PAPPG 23-1 went into effect on Monday, January 30, 2023. Two of the changes will require investigators to sign and certify their biosketches and current and pending documents.  When the individual signs the certification on behalf of themselves, they are certifying that the information is current, accurate, and complete. This includes, but is not limited to, information related to domestic and foreign appointments and positions. Misrepresentations and/or omissions may be subject to prosecution and liability pursuant to, but not limited to, 18 U.S.C. §§287, 1001, 1031 and 31 U.S.C. §§3729-3733 and 3802.

NSF is providing fillable PDF documents that may be used until October 22, 2023, after which these documents will be required to be completed in SciENcv. The biographical sketch fillable form can be found here. The current and pending support fillable form can be found here.

In order to prepare for the October change and to make it easier on the OSRP staff, OSRP would like to prepare investigator current and pending support in SciENcv. In order to do so, you will need to delegate access to your SciENcv profile to OSRP. Instructions on how to do so can be found below.

Click on the links for more information on what must be included in your biosketch and current and pending document. See p.14 in the Guidance for Implementing National Security Presidential Memorandum 33 for a summary table.

National Institutes of Health

As of Wednesday, January 25, the National Institutes of Health has adopted the Forms H set of instructions. A summary of significant changes can be found here. Please pay particular attention to the major change to Resource Sharing Plans. Here is a link for more information on how to write a data management plan. Sample plans can be found at this link. Please also note NIH’s limitations on the use of universal resource locators (URLs).

Instructions for adding a delegate on SciENcv

1. Log in to SciENcv —

You can log in with your NSF ID, eRA Commons ID, or in more options using Google with your Illinois Tech email address.

2. Click on your account in the upper right corner.

3. Click on Account settings

4. Click on Add a Delegate and enter into the pop-up box and press the OK button

An email will be sent to and the OSRP team will be able to access your SciENcv account to create current and pending support.