Other Significant Contributor (NIH) – GCO
A term only used by the NIH and other funding agencies in which it is explicitly stated in their policy. Individuals who have committed to contribute to the scientific development or execution of the project, but are not committing any specified measurable effort (i.e., person months) to the project. These individuals are typically presented at “effort of zero person months” or “as needed.” Individuals with measurable effort may not be listed as Other Significant Contributors (OSCs). Consultants should be included if they meet this definition.
Other Terms: OSC, Collaborator, Consultant