Foreign Interference in NIH Research: Policy Implications

Global Biodefense  January 12, 2020 An NIH investigation, conducted in partnership with FBI uncovered numerous potential violations of laws and policies (some confirmed, others subject to ongoing investigation), including: Scientists involved in the NIH peer review process sharing details of research proposals with foreign entities; Failure of scientists to disclose foreign ties or funding from foreign governments; and Research fraud, involving scientists signing employment contracts and earning salary from both U.S. and foreign institutions for concurrent positions. The focus of current concern was China—but this issue is not unique to China. NIH highlighted the Thousand Talents recruitment program, which encourages […]