Biomedical research (1 - 8 of 8 items)
Biomedical Research: NIH Should Assess the Impact of Growth in Indirect Costs on Its Mission
GAO-13-760: Published: Sep 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2013.
From fiscal year 2002 to fiscal year 2012, indirect cost reimbursements from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to universities increased slightly faster than those for direct costs, but increased notably faster during some periods. Specifically, from fiscal years 2002 to 2012, indirect costs increased 28.1 percent while direct costs increased 27.0 percent. However, for the fiscal years 2003...
Technology Transfer: Agencies' Rights to Federally Sponsored Biomedical Inventions
GAO-03-536: Published: Jul 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 2003.
The Bayh-Dole Act gives federal contractors, grantees, and cooperative agreement funding recipients the option to retain ownership rights to inventions they create as part of a federally sponsored research project and profit from commercializing them. The act also protects the government's interests, in part by requiring that federal agencies and their authorized funding recipients retain a licens...
Biotechnology: Delays in and Status of EPA's Efforts to Issue a TSCA Regulation
RCED-92-167: Published: Jun 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the development and potential issuance of a biotechnology regulation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), focusing on: (1) the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to issue a TSCA biotechnology regulation; and (2) the impact of not having a TSCA biotechnology regulation on the biotechnology industry.GAO found tha...
RCED-92-217R: Published: Jun 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on its attempts to interview staff and obtain documents from the Council on Competitiveness during its review of the Environmental Protection Agency' (EPA) efforts to issue a biotechnology regulation under the Toxic Substances Control Act. GAO noted that: (1) it verbal requests to interview Council staff involved in developing the administration's...
Biotechnology: Managing the Risks of Field Testing Genetically Engineered Organisms
RCED-88-27: Published: Jun 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal risk management of genetically engineered organisms intended for agricultural and health uses in the environment, focusing on Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policies.GAO found that: (1) because no laws specifically regulate genetically engineered organisms,...
University Funding: Information on the Role of Peer Review at NSF and NIH
RCED-87-87FS: Published: Mar 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed previous studies of the relationship between the federal research funds award process and fund distribution; and (2) described certain National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF) award procedures.GAO found that NIH and NSF: (1) rely mainly upon external peer review in awarding research projects; (2) select peer...
Biotechnology: Analysis of Federally Funded Research
RCED-86-187: Published: Aug 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed data on federal support for biotechnology research in fiscal year 1985 at five federal agencies, specifically the amount of money obligated and the number of projects funded for: (1) agencywide activity for research and development; (2) biotechnology-related research; and (3) biotechnology risk assessment research. GAO also analyzed the agencies...
NIH Biomedical Research Support Grant Program
HRD-81-42: Published: Dec 16, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1980.
GAO surveyed the Biomedical Research Support Grant (BRSG) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The purpose of the survey was to determine whether the program's objectives were being achieved and grant funds were being properly used. GAO reviewed policies, procedures, guidelines, plans, and studies related to the program and interviewed officials who are responsible for its implement...