The signature (or electronic equivalent) of the AOR/SO on the application means that the applicant organization and all proposed consortium participants understand and agree: the following information must be provided to the NIH as part of a competing application; The consortium agreement proposes: "The appropriate programmatic and administrative staff of any organization participating in this grant application is the NIH Consortium AgreementConstruit a formalized agreement in which a research project is conducted by the recipient and by one or more other entities that are separate legal entities. Under the agreement, the beneficiary must play an essential role in carrying out the proposed research and not only serve as a channel of money for another party or party. These agreements typically include a specific charge from the unionized organization`s PD/IP and a categorical breakdown of costs, such as personnel, accessories, and other eligible expenses, including R&A costs. The relationship between the beneficiary and the cooperating organisations shall be considered a subordinate relationship. (See chapter Consortium agreements in IIB). and are ready to conclude the necessary inter-organizational agreements in accordance with this policy. This Chapter sets out the requirements applicable to an applicant/beneficiary under consortium agreements in which the beneficiary cooperates with one or more other organisations to carry out the funded research. For the location of the consortium, it is appropriate and expects that someone will be appointed as the lead auditor of the consortium responsible for the proper execution of the project or programme at the consortium site. However, the PD/IP role should only be assigned to this person if a multiple PD/IP application is filed. Otherwise, this person should be assigned a different project role within senior/key staffDPs/PPs and other persons who contribute substantially and measurably to the scientific development or implementation of a project, whether or not they receive salaries or allowances under the grant. . .