The National Institutes of Health may change its regulations for managing financial conflict of interest among extramural grantees within 12 months, the acting director of the NIH said today (Dec. 5). "In roughly six months to a year, we're going to have action on this," NIH's acting director linkurl:Raynard Kington; told an linkurl:advisory committee,; adding that there may be legislative action forcing the NIH to alter its conflict of interest policies before then. Kington, responding to questions from a blue-ribbon panel of researchers and administrators, said that an advanced notification of proposed rule making (ANPRM) that is meant to elicit public comment on the value of the NIH's current financial conflict regulation (which is technically a regulation of the Public Health Service) is at the Office of Management and Budget and will be published in the Federal Register within 90 days. Kington said during the meeting, which was linkurl:webcast; live,...

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