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UPDATED GUIDANCE FOR VIDEOS SUBMITTED AS NIH APPLICATION MATERIALS

NOT-OD-20-061 provides an update of the video format instructions to maintain compatibility with NIH information systems. Effective immediately, post-submission videos do not need to be embedded in PDF files. Acceptable formats are .mp4, .mov, .avi, and .wmv. File size limit remains at 25 MB.

Please remember that videos may only be submitted as post-submission materials and not embedded or linked from the application materials unless expressly instructed to do so in the FOA. The application cover letter must include information about the intent to submit the video as post submission materials. If this is not done the video will not be accepted (SF 424 R&R Application Instructions, Cover Letter Attachment).

If multiple videos are submitted for the same application the aggregate length cannot exceed 2 minutes for single-project applications and 5 minutes for mutli-component applications.

See details and references in NOT-OD-20-061.