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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To review press releases produced by NIAID contractors relating to their contracts.
Press releases include the public release of information to any medium, excluding peer-reviewed scientific publications. Press releases are a product of the contractor and, unless required by the terms of the contract, are generally not under the control of the federal government.
Advance copies of press releases may come to NIAID through a contracting officer's representative (COR), the Office of Acquisitions (OA), NIAID’s Office of Communications and Government Relations (OCGR), communications liaisons in scientific divisions, or by other means.
NIAID acts only on press releases that are grossly inaccurate, misleading, false, or potentially harmful if they influence public behavior. The Institute anticipates that very few press releases will match these criteria.
Because contractors typically develop and publish press releases in a short amount of time, NIAID personnel must respond to advance copies quickly.
See the Office of Acquisitions staff listing for the appropriate contract specialist.
NIAID media coordination, OCGR—email@example.com
NIAID research integrity officer (RIO)—Matthew Fenton
OA director—Charles Grewe
HHS Office of the General Counsel, 202-260-9573
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Last Updated November 20, 2014
Last Reviewed November 20, 2014