A new policy at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (
) replaces the need for
the signatures of the Principal Investigator(s) on grant applications, progress reports and prior
approval requests with a written assurance signed by the PI for each document that is retained
among the records of Bryn Mawr College (see
OD-06-054.html) The retention of these signed assurances is a requirement by the College and
the assurances must be available to the sponsoring agency or other authorized HHS or Federal
officials upon request. This process applies to grant applications, each progress report for a
particular grant and each prior approval request.
• When multiple PIs are proposed in an application, this assurance must be retained for
all named PIs.
• This change is effective with competing applications submitted for submission/receipt
dates May 10, 2006 and thereafter.
Because you are the PI or co-PI on a grant application or grant award to which this standard is
applicable, you are required to make the following certification.
I, __________________________________________ hereby certify that
the information contained
in the _____________________submitted this ____ day of _________________, 20_______ is true,
complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
I understand that any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or claims may subject me to criminal, civil, or
administrative penalties.
I accept responsibility for the scientific conduct of the project and agree to provide the required progress
reports if a grant is awarded as a result of the application.
Signature of Principal Investigator or Key Personnel:
Date: ______________________________________
NIH PI Assurance Certification 4/2006