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What is an example of an activity that is not a foreign component, but would meet the definition of Other Support? What is the difference?

This response is dependent upon specific details that surrounding the activity. One common example identified by the NIH involves a PI on an NIH grant who also has an appointment and a lab at a foreign university. The research being done at the foreign lab is unrelated to the PI’s NIH project. This would not qualify as a foreign component of the NIH research, as the foreign work is not part of the NIH-funded project. However, it is a resource made available to the researcher in support of their research. Therefore, the foreign appointment should be listed on the Biosketch and the lab resources must be reported as Other Support. Personal payments to the PI (in the form of honoraria or travel reimbursement from the foreign institution) should be reported as an outside financial interest through eDisclose, and the PI must report the foreign appointment and receive approval through the PI’s Dean’s office. See the links on this site to find your school’s process.


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