Senior/Key Personnel Documents
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Note: When you work with the Pre-Award Team on an application, you will receive a tailored checklist for your submission.
Senior/Key Personnel Documents
Need to create Senior/Key Personnel documents for an NIH or NSF application? Use the links below to get started.
SciENcv is an online tool that helps researchers create and maintain Biographical Sketches, Other Support documents, and Current and Pending Support documents for grant applications. Applicants to the National Science Foundation are required to use SciENcv. Applicants to the National Institutes of Health may choose to use SciENcv, but it is not required.
Applicants must submit a biosketch as part of the funding application if they are listed as senior/key personnel. Senior/key personnel have two options to create their biosketch: (1) using NIH’s approved Word template and (2) using SciENcv. To reduce the administrative burden on applicants, RAD recommends that BioSci researchers use SciENcv. Note that there is a different biosketch format for fellowship applicants. If you are submitting a fellowship application, make sure to use the correct template.
NIH typically requests an applicant’s Other Support during the Just-in-Time (JIT) process and with the submission of Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR); Other Support is not usually submitted as part of the application. To create their Other Support, applicants should use the approved NIH Word template.
Applicants must submit a biosketch as part of the funding application if they are listed as senior/key personnel. The NSF biosketch must be created using SciENcv.
Current and Pending (Other) Support
Applicants must submit Current and Pending (Other) Support (CPOS) as part of the funding application if they are listed as senior/key personnel. The CPOS must be created using SciENcv.
Collaborators and Other Affiliations
Applicants must submit Collaborators and Other Affiliations (COA) as part of the funding application if they are listed as senior/key personnel. The COA must be created using the NSF approved Excel template.
Data Management and Sharing Plans (DMS Plans)
Need to create a DMS Plan for an NIH or NSF application? Use the links below to get started.
What is a DMS Plan?
A DMS Plan describes how scientific data that is generated during a project will be stored, managed, and shared. Such a plan is required for most NIH and NSF applications, and each funding agency has specific instructions to conform to its policy. These plans are typically two pages or less in length.
Your data should be FAIR
To conform to funding agency policies, scientific data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. Therefore, you want to incorporate these principles into your DMS Plan. You can review the FAIR principles here.
What is DMPTool?
DMPTool is a web-based tool created by the California Digital Library to help researchers create data management plans. This tool is free for all UCI affiliates. DMPTool allows researchers to
- view sample data management plans;
- preview funder requirements;
- view the latest changes to their plans;
- create an editable document for submission to a funding agency, and
- accommodate different versions as funding requirements change.
Boilerplate Descriptions of UCI Facilities and Resources
Successful proposals describe relevant facilities and resources that will be used for the proposed project. Click the links below to view boilerplate descriptions of common UCI facilities and resources. Don’t see the description that you need? Email the BioSci Research Development Team at email@example.com for assistance.
Note: You must be logged in as a UCI affiliate to view the descriptions. If you are not logged in, clicking on a link will take you to the login page.
|Facility or Resource||UCI Website|
|Optical Biology Core (OBC)||https://obc.bio.uci.edu/|
|Transgenic Mouse Facility (TMF)||https://transgenic.uci.edu/|