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Updated NIH/AHRQ Biosketch Format

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) are implementing a revised Biographical Sketch format.  The new format can be used on any proposal submitted after January 25, 2015 but will be required for most proposals submitted on or after May 25, 2015.  

The new format extends the page limit from four to five pages and allows researchers to describe up to five of their most significant contributions to sciences and the historical background that framed their research.  Investigators involved in Team Science are provided the opportunity to describe their specific role(s) in the work. Each description can be accompanied by a listing of up to four relevant peer-reviewed publications or other non-publication research products, including audio or video products; patents; data and research materials; databases; educational aids or curricula; instruments or equipment; models; protocols; and software or netware that are relevant to the described contribution. In addition to the descriptions of specific contributions and documentation, researchers will be allowed to include a link to a full list of their published work as found in a publicly available digital database such as MyBibliography or Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv).  

The notice can be found at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-032.html.