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NIH Resources


The NIH Office of Extramural Research provides quick links to forms and applications that applicants will need to initiate the application process.

NIH Grants and Funding Guide

The NIH offers a Grants and Funding guide, the official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.

NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

The NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy goes into effect January 25, 2023. Find more information about the policy and JHU support on our NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy guide.

NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy

NIH released a Genomic Data Sharing Policy. This policy applies to all NIH-funded research (e.g., grants, contracts, intramural research) that generates large-scale human or non-human genomic data, regardless of the funding level, as well as the use of these data for subsequent research.


Note that as of 2019, NIH requires ORCIDs (Open Researcher and Contributor IDs) for all trainees, scholars, and participants supported by institutional research training, career development, and research education awards*. This requirement will be expanded to all individuals applying for individual fellowship and career development awards in 2020. ORCID is a non-profit organization that provides a persistent digital identifier for individuals participating in research, scholarship, and innovation. Benefits of ORCID include:

  • Links all variations and changes to your name to one profile
  • Disambiguates you from other researchers with the same or similar name
  • Associates all of your publications throughout your career across multiple departments and institutional affiliations
  • Enhances discoverability of your work by potential collaborators

*Grants requiring ORCIDs: T03, T15, T32, T34, T35, T37, T42, T90/R90, TL1, TL4, TU2, K12/KL2, R25, R38, RL5, RL9, F05, F30, F31, F32, F33, F37, F38, F99/K00, FI2, K01, K02, K05, K07, K08, K18, K22, K23, K24, K25, K26, K38, K43, K76, K99/R00

Additional NIH Resources


NIH RePORTER is a database drawing information from several databases, including eRA Commons, MEDLINE, PubMed Central, the NIH Intramural Database, and more. Use NIH RePORTER to search for NIH-funded research projects as well as access publications and patents resulting from NIH funding.

Access the NIH RePORTER database.

Need help with RePORTER?  Check out the FAQs and RePORTER Manual.

Below are just a few of the NIH institutes. To find research in your discipline, see the NIH listing.

It is NIH policy that the results and accomplishments of the activities that it funds should be made available to the public. PIs and funding recipient institutions are expected to make the results and accomplishments of their activities available to the research community and to the public at large.

Below are links that highlight selected NIH policies and related guidance on sharing of research resources developed with NIH funding.

A Biographical Sketch format, using SciENcv, is required for all NIH- and AHRQ-funded grants.

For instructions, see the NLM Technical Bulletin's blog post or view the YouTube video tutorial (linked below).

Find more information and to establish a new or existing Biosketch, see SciENcv.

What is eRA Commons?

eRA Commons is a web platform where grant applicants, NIH staff, and grantors can access and share administrative information relating to research grants. Researchers will use eRA commons throughout the grant lifecyle.

Read more about eRA commons and establish your account.

Access & Maintain Your Personal Profile in eRA Commons

Link your NCBI Account to your eRA Commons Account

Follow these steps to link your My NCBI account to your eRA Commons account.

  1. Log into My NCBI.
  2. Click on your login name on the top right.
  3. Click Change under Linked Accounts.
  4. From the list of Login Account Options, Choose NIH & eRA Commons, and then log in to your eRA Commons account.
  5. Browse the NIH's eRA Commons page for more information.
  6. A My NCBI Account linked to an eRA Commons account can be used to view references, confirm compliance, and add or delete awards.