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To address allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse, including misuse of NIH grant and contract funds and improper conduct of an NIH employee (see definitions at right).
Anybody may report allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse to HHS's Office of Inspector General (OIG). OIG will assess the allegation and, if necessary, refer it to NIH's Office of Management Assessment (OMA) for investigation and resolution.
NIAID staff do not assess, respond to, or investigate these allegations. If OIG or OMA need to follow up, they will contact the appropriate NIAID staff.
Any person reporting an allegation may choose to remain anonymous to the extent permitted by law. OIG, OMA, and others in the chain of command at NIH are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the allegation’s source to the greatest extent permissible and practicable.
Office of Inspector GeneralDepartment of Health and Human ServicesATTN: OIG HOTLINE OPERATIONSP.O. Box 23489Washington, D.C. 20026
Please direct all questions to HHS's Office of Inspector General.
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NIH Policy Manual 1754—Reporting Allegations of Criminal Offenses, Misuse of NIH Grant and Contract Funds, or Improper Conduct by an NIH Employee
Allegations of Research Misconduct SOP
Last Updated December 16, 2013
Last Reviewed January 29, 2013