Thursday, December 15, 2005

OIG Issues Draft Compliance Guidance for Recipients of PHS Research Awards

Draft Compliance Program Guidance for Recipients of PHS Research Awards released by Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services (OIG).

The November 28, 2005, Federal Register notice seeks comments on the draft compliance guidance developed by the OIG for recipients of extramural research awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other agencies of the U.S. Public Health Services (PHS).

The OIG sets forth its views on the value and fundamental principles of compliance programs for colleges and universities and other recipients of PHS awards for biomedical and behavioral research. The compliance program is not mandatory, but just guidance on how institutions may establish internal controls to allow the institution to better comply with the rules and standards that apply to PHS extramural research awards.

The deadline for commenting is December 28, 2005.

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