Young Comments on New Government Requirements On Duke University Researchers Who Receive Federal Funds

23 March 2018 Science Magazine News
Senior Counsel Torrey Young is quoted in a Science magazine article, “Duke’s mishandling of misconduct prompts new U.S. government grant oversight,” about new National Institutes of Health requirements on university-based research in response to concerns about the institution’s handling of recent research misconduct and grant management cases.

Young, who has represented a number of institutions in matters involving research misconduct and grants accounting, said she believes the action is a “fairly rare and extensive” move on the NIH’s part.

“These additional administrative burdens potentially could delay funding and extensions, as well as significantly increase duties for Duke’s Office of Research Support,” she said. “This may also lead to reputational harm to the institution, leading to difficulty recruiting researchers.”

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