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Common Forms for Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending (Other) Support

NIH is adopting the Biographical Sketch Common Form and the Current and Pending (Other) Support Common Form in 2025 as per the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memorandum on Policy Regarding Use of Common Disclosure Forms for applications and Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs) submitted on or after May 2025.

The Common Forms represent a collaborative effort between Federal research agencies to ensure standard disclosure requirements as outlined in the National Security Presidential Memorandum - 33.


  • Greater standardization across federal agencies.
  • Provide clarity regarding disclosure requirements (e.g., who discloses what, relevant limitations and exclusions), disclosure process (e.g., updates, corrections, certification, and provision of supporting documentation), and expected degree of cross-agency uniformity (excerpt from Guidance for Implementing National Security Presidential Memorandum 33).


 Stay tuned - additional details forthcoming!