ERIC Number: ED482980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
University Research. Most Federal Agencies Need to Better Protect against Financial Conflicts of Interest.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
In fiscal year 2001, federal agencies provided $19 billion for university research, a vital part of the nation's research and development effort. GAO was asked to examine federal agencies' actions to ensure that (1) the results of the university research grants they fund are made available to the public and (2) universities receiving such grants implement policies for identifying and managing possible financial conflicts of interest. GAO reviewed the actions of eight federal agencies and conducted a Web-based survey of 200 leading research universities. GAO also met with officials in the Office of Science and Technology Policy to discuss the National Science and Technology Council's role in coordinating federal science policy. This report explains the study in detail. (Author)
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy free; additional copies $2 each; 100 or more: 25% discount). Tel: 202-512-6000. Web site: http://www.gao.gov.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.