Financial Management: National Institutes of Health Research Invention Licenses and Royalties

AIMD-00-44R Published: Nov 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1999.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on issues related to the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) licensing of inventions developed under intramural research projects, focusing on the: (1) extent of and reasons for the differences between the number of research inventions licensed under cooperative research and development agreements (CRADA) compared to inventions licensed under other intramural research projects; and (2) internal controls that ensure proper accountability for royalty income resulting from these licenses.

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