publication date: Apr. 26, 2019

Conversation with The Cancer Letter

NIH’s Lauer: “We have contacted over 55 institutions”


Michael Lauer

Deputy director for extramural research, NIH

Director, NIH Office of Extramural Research


MD Anderson is the first institution to address the interrelated problems of theft of intellectual property, violation of ethics of NIH peer review, and researchers’ failure to disclose foreign affiliations and sources of funding.

“MD Anderson is ahead of the game at this point, but this is a problem that transcends MD Anderson,” Michael Lauer, NIH deputy director for extramural research and director of the NIH Office of Extramural Research, said to The Cancer Letter. “It involves institutions all around the country. We have contacted over 55 institutions for whom we have found problems.”


Lauer spoke with Paul Goldberg, editor and publisher of The Cancer Letter:


Paul Goldberg:

Could you tell me how NIH is proceeding with this investigation? Dr. Collins mentioned this at the appropriations hearing in part, or is there more to be said?

Michael Lauer:

So, as Dr. Collins did say at the appropriations hearing, and also as he mentioned in the letter that was sent out last August, we are reaching out to all NIH grantee and applicant institutions. We are reaching out to institutional officials when we identify potential problems. … Continue reading NIH’s Lauer: “We have contacted over 55 institutions”

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