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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 (%)258 (100.0)
Undisclosed Affiliation217 (84.1)
Undisclosed Grant Support178 (69.0)
Undisclosed Talents Award134 (51.9)
Undisclosed Equity, Patent, or SFI47 (18.2)
Any Serious Violation216 (83.7)
No Violation Found After Compliance Review17 (6.6)
Termination or Resignation112 (43.4)
Institutional Exclusion from Grants55 (21.3)
Removed from Grants167 (64.7)
Removed from Peer Review197 (76.4)
Compliance Review Open61 (23.6)

Table above reproduced from the Brief Summary of NIH Foreign Interference Cases (as of June 9, 2024). View the report to learn more about the source of allegations and more.