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NIH provides semi-annual updates on foreign interference cases.

Outcomes of NIH Foreign Interference Cases

Number of foreign interference allegations received and open according to calendar year of first reported to NIH. 

Foreign Interference Allegations
The bars refer to the number of allegations received per year. The blue-shaded portion of each bar represents allegations for which NIH staff did not contact institutions and the orange-shaded bar represents allegations for which NIH staff contacted institutions. Although NIH has received allegations involving over 600 scientists, NIH staff contacted institutions in 251 cases in which internal review suggested a high likelihood of possible problems with scientific or budgetary overlap, overcommitment, or undisclosed financial conflicts of interest.

Values shown are for cases in which NIH staff have contacted the institution. SFI = significant financial interest. Values shown are Number (%).

Total N (%)255 (100.0)
Undisclosed  Affiliation215 (84.3)
Undisclosed  Grant Support176 (69.0)
Undisclosed Talents Award133 (52.2)
Undisclosed Equity, Patent, or SFI 46 (18.0)
Any Serious Violation214 (83.9)
No Violation16 (6.3)
Termination or Resignation111 (43.5)
Institutional  Exclusion from Grants54 (21.2)
Removed from Grants165 (64.7)
Removed from Peer  Review195 (76.5)
Compliance Review Open76 (29.8)

Table above reproduced from the Brief Summary of NIH Foreign Interference Cases (as of November 16, 2023). View the report to learn more about the source of allegations and more.