A task force has made a series of recommendations aimed at reinforcing safety and quality at the US National Institutes of Health.

The task force, chaired by former Lockheed Martin CEO Norman Augustine, recommends that NIH create a research support and compliance office as well as systems to monitor and enforce safety and quality standards, while also bolstering clinical research leadership authority and responsibility, among other suggestions.

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