National Institutes of Health Oversight of Extramural Recipients' Emergency Preparedness for Biospecimen Research
In FY 2022, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded approximately $29 billion to extramural research recipients, largely through competitive grants to more than 2,500 non-Federal organizations such as universities, medical schools, hospitals, and other research facilities. During an emergency, biospecimens (e.g., blood, plasma, and tissue) at these extramural research facilities may be at risk. Limited criteria for extramural recipients' emergency preparedness exists, which may make Federal funds vulnerable to waste. This evaluation will determine whether and how recipients conducting biospecimens research are preparing for emergencies and NIH is overseeing their preparedness. Additionally, this study will demonstrate the potential costs (e.g., financial, delays in research) that emergencies have on biospecimen research conducted by extramural recipients.
|Announced or Revised||Agency||Title||Component||Report Number(s)||Expected Issue Date (FY)|
|June 2023||National Institutes of Health||National Institutes of Health Oversight of Extramural Recipients' Emergency Preparedness for Biospecimen Research||Office of Evaluation and Inspections||OEI-04-23-00280||2025|