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Compliance With Federal Requirements for Other Transaction Agreements at the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs) are special Federal funding instruments often used to advance high-impact, cutting-edge research programs in engagements with traditional and nontraditional research partners. OTAs are subject to Federal fiscal law; however, OTAs are not subject to other laws, rules, or regulations specific to traditional Federal grants and contracts. Only agencies that receive specific statutory authority may use OTAs. The National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has received such authority and between fiscal year 2017 and 2019 has issued OTAs valued at over $80 million. We will audit NHLBI's processes for awarding and administering OTAs and determine whether NHLBI has complied with Federal requirements applicable to its OTA authority.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
October 2020 National Institutes of Health Compliance With Federal Requirements for Other Transaction Agreements at the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Office of Audit Services W-00-20-57302 2021