NIH Proposes Rules to Govern Potential Conflicts of Scientists Who Weigh Grant Requests

The National Institutes of Health has proposed new rules governing conflicts of interest among scientists who review grant applications submitted to the agency. The agency says the new version will be clearer and give reviewers and its officials more flexibility in defining and handling conflicts.

Among other proposals, the N.I.H. would allow peer reviewers who have accepted honorariums of up to $5,000