Questions Regarding Research Contracts Awarded by the National Institues of Health

B-141839-O.M.: Published: May 2, 1960. Publicly Released: May 2, 1960.

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The Civil Accounting and Auditing Division asked the Comptroller General for an opinion about contracts awarded by the National Institutes of Health for cancer research. The research services overlapped for two consecutive fiscal years and may have violated statutory law.

The Comptroller General advised the department that the practice of the National Institutes of Health in respect to incurring appropriation obligations and expenditures would not appear to violate the provisions of law.

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