Prominent Midwestern Biomedical Research Institute Settles with DOJ Again: All Intl. Ties Must be Disclosed

Prominent Midwestern Biomedical Research Institute Settles with DOJ Again: All Intl. Ties Must be Disclosed

With a staff of about 400, Grand Rapid, Michigan-based Van Andel Institute has been at the forefront of fundamental and translational research in pursuit of breakthrough treatment strategies for cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and other conditions. The prestigious Midwestern research institution participates in clinical trials via collaborations such as the Stand Up to Cancer Epigenetics Dream Team and the Linked Clinical Trials initiative, led by The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, among other important pursuits. Dark clouds hovering overhead will hopefully clear now as this research center yet again has agreed to pay the U.S. federal government as part of a legal settlement agreement. The Department of Justice pursued a case associated with a failure to disclose foreign elements associated with U.S. federally sponsored research. In 2019, the Van Andel Institute was also compelled to settle up for $5.5 million.

Failure to Disclose Chinese Funding & Participation Costs $5.5m

To receive research funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant recipients need to disclose and obtain approval if a significant part of the government-funded study is conducted offshore...

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