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Foreign Influence in NIH Research Gets Lawmakers’ Attention

June 29, 2022, 9:35 AM

Foreign interference in NIH-funded research remains a pervasive challenge, but some higher education advocates are cautioning that the latest legislative proposals could cause more headaches and compliance pitfalls for research institutions if the disclosure requirements are inconsistent across the government.

The House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee will hold a public health hearing Wednesday that will include looking at a trio of bills to curb undue foreign influence in research funded by the National Institutes of Health:

  • H.R. 5442, which would require the Department of Health and Human Services to track potential cases, the number of cases that resulted ...