The basis on which the National Institutes of Health (NIH) engages in public-private partnerships is precisely the same as for all other NIH activities.
- No new public-private partnership (PPP) authority (!)
- PPPs represent “business as usual”
- Official Duty Activity – interacting with partners is one of the means by which NIH accomplishes its public health research mission. These are, therefore, official duty activities, NOT outside activities for NIH staff members.
- Authorities relevant to PPPs: Among the authorities that facilitate PPPs are NIH’s ability to accept gifts and to work in concert with foundations.
- Gift Authority (PDF Document, 24 pages)
- Restricted gifts
- Unrestricted gifts
Foundation for NIH and/or other foundations serve as uniquely helpful partners in PPPs in the following situations:
- When co-equal governance is appropriate
- When a donor represents a prohibited source or seeks distance from the work to be supported with the donation
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This page last updated: October 6, 2010