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Compliance protocols MUST be approved and linked in SeRA to a SPO project record prior to award acceptance. 

See ORA's Award Acceptance Resources for additional information.


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Most sponsors require investigators and project key personnel to provide a curriculum vitae (CV) or biographical sketch as part of a proposal. Many sponsors request biosketches be provided to them that adhere to the format specified by either the National Institutes of Health, or the National Science Foundation, or a variant of one of these.  Given different sponsors request this information in different formats, it is highly important to always closely review and adhere to each sponsor’s specific CV or biosketch requirements when preparing these.  Below are links to the current NIH and NSF guidance on their biosketch requirements.


NIH Biosketch

NIH Disclosures - Stanford Guidance

NSF Biosketch

NSF Disclosures - Stanford Guidance 

  • NSF Biosketch Instructions PAPPG NSF 23-1 - for use with proposals and project reports submitted or due on or after January 30, 2023
  • NSF Proposal & Award Policy and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) NSF 24-1 - Effective for proposals submitted or due on or after May 20, 2024 - Implements required use of the Common Forms (Biosketch and Current and Pending (Other) Support)