NIH Foreign Influence Letter to Grantees


The NIH Department of Health and Human Services has issued a letter to advance productive partnerships in biomedical science while protecting against threats to the integrity of biomedical research in the United States.

The letter regarding foreign entities influence on NIH researchers contains the following:

  • NIH efforts to identify steps that can help mitigate unacceptable breaches of trust and confidentiality
  • Reminder to applicants and awardees to disclose all forms of other support and financial interests, including support coming from foreign governments or-other foreign entities
  • Suggestion that grantee reach out to an FBI field office to schedule a briefing on this matter

Download the NIH Letter to Grantees