On July 10, 2019, the Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued Notice NOT-OD-19-114 to provide additional guidance and clarification to universities and faculty regarding the disclosure of Other Support, Foreign Components, and Significant Financial Interest. The University of Pittsburgh continues to be supportive of global research, and we want to assist our faculty in continuing to be active participants in the international research community. To that end, we welcome the opportunity to help you better understand the NIH’s expectations regarding disclosure and to assist you with compliance.
Below are links to the Notice, as well as helpful NIH FAQs with hypotheticals regarding appointments at other institutions and lab personnel. Faculty with NIH funded grants who have undisclosed Other Support or Foreign Components will need to make disclosures to the NIH. The Notice provides guidance on a variety of scenarios, including but not limited to the following:
- Grant applications under review at NIH and pending award: Disclosures should be made using the “Just-in-Time Procedures” included in the Notice. Disclosures should be reviewed in advance by the Office of Research.
- Active grants: Disclosures should be included in your next Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR).
- Former grants: Disclosures will be made as requested by the NIH with the assistance of Pitt’s Office of Research.
This website will continuously be updated with additional information to support faculty in complying with NIH requirements. Questions regarding disclosures may be sent to the following dedicated account: NIHdisclosures@pitt.edu, and a member of the Office of Research team will respond to you within one business day. We look forward to assisting and supporting your international research endeavors.