NIH Must Do More To Safeguard Taxpayer-Funded Research Against Foreign Influence, HHS IG Reports Say

STAT: NIH must better protect research from foreign influence, federal watchdog says
“Foreign governments and corporations could profit from American academic institutions’ failure to safeguard taxpayer-funded biomedical research, according to a set of new reports from a federal watchdog. The reports, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general, show that 54% of research institutions funded by the National Institutes of Health — some 1,013 universities and academic centers — failed to publish financial conflict-of-interest policies online…” (Facher, 9/27).