Resources for Seed Grants

NIH Updates (Effective Jan 25, 2018) to Grant Applications:


New Clinical Trials Definition and Guidelines

Does your research met the new definition-use this NIH decision tool

NIH Case Studies-examples of what does and does not met the new definition of clinical trials


Application Guidance

NIH helpful Clinical Trial form definitions while preparing your application

NIH Guidelines (SF424) Forms E-start on pg G-232 for specific instructions on the clinical trial form



NIH Updates (Effective Jan 2016/May 2016) to Grant Applications:


Rigor and Reproducibility in the Research Strategy Section

Biosketch needs publication links to .gov site (My Bibliography)

OSU/OSP excellent summary of changes



SciENcv is a feature in My NCBI that helps you create online professional profiles that can be made public to share with others.


My Bibliography is a reference tool that helps you save your citations directly from PubMed or, if not found there, to manually enter citations using My Bibliography templates. My Bibliography provides a centralized place where citations are easily accessed, exported as a file, and made public to share with others.


ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized

NIH Teaming up with ORCID

NIH announced an expanded integration with ORCID. eRA Commons is establishing a real-time link with ORCID, which allows users to associate ORCID with their eRA account. NIH encourages investigators who have not done so already to go ahead and create an ORCID profile.

NSF Mandatory Public Access Policy

This NSF requirement applies to new awards resulting from proposals submitted, or due, on or after the effective date of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) issued on January 25, 2016.
As outlined in section 3.1 of the plan, NSF requires that either the version of record or the final accepted manuscript in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and papers in juried conference proceedings or transactions must:
Be available for download, reading and analysis free of charge no later than 12 months after initial publication

NIH Mandatory Public Access Policy

Publications arising from seed grant support are required to follow NIH policy on public access.  The author is required by NIH policy to acknowledge the P2C parent grant in a manner such as:

Support for this project was provided by the Ohio State University Institute for Population Research through a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health, P2CHD058484.  

The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development  or the National Institutes of Health. . ..   .  .....

and to submit the publication to PubMed Central within 12 months of publication via NIH Manuscript Submission site.

Additional resources available at  OSU CCTS  and  OSU College of Medicine Office of Research.  Both sites include  "How To" videos for Pub Med Central and My NCBI.


The NIH Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research. It requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication.  To help advance science and improve human health, the Policy requires that these papers are accessible to the public on PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication.

Check Your Journal for Automatic Submission

Some journals will submit your article once it is published to PubMed Central automatically, some will not.  Check the NIH website to see whether the journal you are publishing with automatically submits.

Submission Methods
There are four methods to ensure that an applicable paper is submitted to PubMed Central (PMC) in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. Authors may use whichever method is most appropriate for them and consistent with their publishing agreement. Click on the method in the table for details. Use the box on the left to help determine which submission method to use for your journal.

Include PMCID in Citations
Anyone submitting an application, proposal or report to the NIH must include the PMC reference number (PMCID) when citing applicable papers that they author or that arise from their NIH-funded research.

NIH Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about the NIH Public Access Policy

Last Updated: July 1, 2013

(All information above compiled from indicated sources and links)