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Draft OIG Compliance Program Guidance for Recipients of PHS Research Awards

Federal Register, November 28, 2005, Page 71312-71320


Office of Inspector General (OIG), HHS


Notice and comment period


This Federal Register notice seeks the comments of interested parties on draft compliance guidance developed by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for recipients of extramural research awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other agencies of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS). Through this notice, OIG is setting forth its general views on the value and fundamental principles of compliance programs for colleges and universities and other recipients of PHS awards for biomedical and behavioral research and the specific elements that these award recipients should consider when developing and implementing an effective compliance program.


To assure consideration, comments must be delivered to the address provided below by no later than 5 p.m. on December 28, 2005


Please mail or deliver written comments to the following address: Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: OIG-1026-CPG, Room 5246, Cohen Building, 330 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201. We do not accept comments by facsimile (FAX) transmissions. In commenting, please refer to file code OIG-1026-CPG. Comments received timely will be available for public inspection as they are received, generally beginning approximately 2 weeks after publication of a document, in Room 5527 of the Office of Inspector General at 330 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201 on Monday through Friday of each week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Further Information

Richard B. Stern, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, (202) 619-0335, or Joel Schaer, Office of External Affairs, (202) 619-0089.