GAO has recommendations to safeguard integrity of federal R&D grants

When it comes to federally funded research, the grantees can have conflicts of interest that are non-financial. Like employment by another institution, or worse, some tie to a foreign government that may try to influence research outcomes. After looking at policies for agencies representing 90% of federal research and development grants, the Government Accountability Office has a few recommendations. For highlights, Federal Drive turned to the GAO’s director of science, technology assessment and analytics, Candice Wright.