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Recent Key Policies/Changes
- NSF Announces New Pilot Requiring the Use of a Spreadsheet Template for identifying Collaborators and Other Affiliations information
- NSF Update: New Documents effective 1/30/2017
- NSF Collaborators and Other Affiliations (COA) Document As of April 24, 2017, NSF will be piloting the use of a standard template for all COAs. See the NSF Policy Office website for a copy of the template and details.