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NIH Suspends Scientists in Effort to Secure Peer Review System

April 3, 2020, 4:10 PM

The NIH has suspended 77 scientists from its peer review system for deciding which grants to fund, according to an HHS watchdog report.

The report, issued Friday by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, found that the National Institutes of Heath has taken steps to protect the confidentiality of the peer review system, but that the agency should proceed in a more systematic way.

Congress directed the OIG to evaluate how the NIH is managing threats of undue foreign influence, which has emerged as one of the agency’s top issues. While many of the ...

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