February 16, 2009
Grantees must disclose financial interest in companies relevant to research
Researchers receiving grants from the National Institutes of Health would face tougher disclosure rules under an amendment to the economic stimulus bill introduced by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Herb Kohl (D-WI). The legislation would mandate that all grantees receiving funds in excess of $250,000 disclose the amount of the primary investigator's significant financial interest in companies relevant to the research.