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For both the Resource Sharing Plan and the Data Management and Sharing Plan, NIH understands that some data may be proprietary, particularly for small businesses.
For more information on the NIH Research Tools Policy, please see: https://sharing.nih.gov/other-sharing-policies/research-tools-policy
For more information on NIH Best Practices for Sharing Research Software, please see: https://datascience.nih.gov/tools-and-analytics/best-practices-for-sharing-research-software-faq
For more information on the Data Management and Sharing Plan, please see: https://sharing.nih.gov/data-management-and-sharing-policy/about-data-management-and-sharing-policies/research-covered-under-the-data-management-sharing-policy#after
Specifically: NIH understands that some scientific data generated with NIH funds may be proprietary. Under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program Policy Directive, effective May 2, 2019, SBIR and STTR awardees may withhold applicable data for 20 years after the award date, as stipulated in the specific SBIR/STTR funding agreement and consistent with achieving program goals. SBIR and STTR awardees are expected to submit a Data Management & Sharing Plan per DMS Policy requirements.
Issues related to proprietary data also can arise when co-funding is provided by the private sector (for example, the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries). NIH recognizes that the extent of data sharing may be limited by restrictions imposed by licensing limitations attached to materials needed to conduct the research. Applicants should discuss projects with proposed collaborators early to avoid agreements that prohibit or unnecessarily restrict data sharing. NIH staff will evaluate the justifications of investigators who believe that they are unable to share data.
For questions or concerns about data sharing expectations for proprietary data, please contact the Office of Science Policy. Small businesses may wish to contact the NIH SEED Office (https://public.era.nih.gov/commons/public/servicedesk/initseed.era).at 8:27 pm in reply to: Samples/datasets from foreign institutions on SBIR budget #9163
Yes, biosketches are required for consultants.
The conflicting instructions you are referring to are from the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) proposal preparation guidelines.
Please note that in the NSF SBIR Phase I solicitation (https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2023/nsf23515/nsf23515.htm), it states that “This solicitation contains information that deviates from the standard NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) proposal preparation guidelines. Please see the full text of the solicitation for further information.”
So, if something conflicts with the PAPPG but is in the SBIR solicitation, go with the SBIR solicitation’s instructions. The PAPPG is geared more towards academic institutions and the types of NSF grants to which they apply.
- This reply was modified 3 months, 4 weeks ago by Leisa@EGC.
Hello! Thanks for your questions.
1. For an NSF Phase I, the solicitation (https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2023/nsf23515/nsf23515.htm) states that, for Senior Personnel, “The PI must be budgeted for a minimum of one calendar month of effort per six months of performance to the NSF SBIR/STTR Phase I proposed project.” Therefore, for a year-long project, the PI must be paid for at least 2 months, if not more. The full stack developer you want to hire can be paid for as many months as makes sense for the project.
2. You can put those items under Materials and Supplies. NSF is not concerned that items are placed under the correct category and will work with you at the time of award to move things around as needed.
Good luck with the proposal! Let us know if you have additional questions.
- This reply was modified 4 months ago by Leisa@EGC.
Hi there. Thank you for your question. ARPA-H is an exciting new funding opportunity. Unfortunately, the ARPA-H SBIR solicitation expired July 13. It is unclear if this solicitation will be renewed in 2024.
For the ARPA-H BAA, the first step is the submission of an abstract, which consists of a cover page, a 3-page research proposal, and a 1-page budget page. The agency will review that abstract and then invite you to submit a full proposal if they are interested in your project.
Please let us know if you have additional questions.
No, as you said, those sections are identical. You would know, however, when you review the list of SBIR/STTR study sections: https://public.csr.nih.gov/StudySections/SmallBusinessAndTechnologyTransfer as that study section linked above (Small Business: SBIR/STTR Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program) is listed there.at 11:39 pm in reply to: Can I change the company entity for Phase 2 application #8605
Thank you for your question. Many people combine their Facilities and Equipment documents into one and upload that document to the Facilities line in ASSIST without a problem. In ASSIST, the Facilities line requires a document to be uploaded, whereas the Equipment line does not require an uploaded document. However, the SBIR/STTR instructions state that both the Facilities and Equipment documents are required (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide/forms-h/sbir-sttr-forms-h.pdf). However, I have not been able to find any NIH instructions that state that the Facilities and Equipment documents can be combined, even though most people do it without problem.at 7:34 pm in reply to: Can I change the company entity for Phase 2 application #8321
Yes, this is possible. It is important that you discuss this with your program officer.
Hello! Thank you for your questions. Congratulations on receiving an NSF award!
Here is the available information about NSF SBIR grant accounting: https://seedfund.nsf.gov/resources/awardees/phase-1/accounting/
Unfortunately, we cannot advise you on your accounting system. We suggest you directly discuss your questions and needs with a grant accounting expert. You can also reach out to EGC directly. https://www.evagarland.com/contact/
We recommend you reach out to the Grant Management Specialist whose contact information should be included in your Notice of Award to be sure.
It is not the same for NIH. I suggest you talk to your program officer so you can be 100% sure (and it’s always good to let the program officer know what your plans are for submitting the Phase II application).
- This reply was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by Leisa@EGC.
Be sure to talk to your Program Officer first and give them a heads up that you will be requesting the no cost extension. Your Program Officer will let you know if there is anything specific (form or template) that you need to include in your request.
Thank you for the question. You will need to submit the Phase II application within the first six application deadlines after the end date of the no cost extension.at 8:13 pm in reply to: Can I switch from STTR to SBIR when I do resubmission #7116
We highly recommend that you reach out to the program officer assigned to you for your original submission to discuss your options.
Here’s a link to the NIH page on resubmission applications for some help: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/amendedapps.htmat 8:00 pm in reply to: Does Grant Money Count for Income for Annual Tax Report? #7092
You are welcome!