Scripps Research Institute settles allegations of improper NIH charges for $10M

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Monday, September 14th, 2020

The allegations were at first advanced in a lawsuit filed by previous Scripps Research Institute employee Thomas Burris, PhD, under the whistleblower arrangement of the False Claims Act. Dr. Burris will share in $1.8 countless the settlement..

The Department of Justice stated Sept. 11 that Scripps Research Institute charged the NIH-funded grants for time researchers didnt invest on grant-related work. Specifically, the Justice Department accused the biomedical research study institute of stopping working to have a system in location that properly accounted for the time professors invested in activities outside of what can be credited NIH-funded jobs from 2008 to 2016. These activities consist of developing, preparing and writing new grant applications, and teaching, committee work and other administrative jobs.

The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego accepted pay the federal government $10 million to settle allegations that it poorly used National Institutes of Health grant funds.