Early termination of research support: Evaluation of applications and proposals
The department or agency head may require that department or agency support for any
project be terminated or suspended in the manner prescribed in applicable program
requirements, when the department or agency head finds an institution has materially
failed to comply with the terms of this policy.
In making decisions about supporting or approving applications or proposals covered
by this policy the department or agency head may take into account, in addition to
all other eligibility requirements and program criteria, factors such as whether the
applicant has been subject to a termination or suspension under paragraph (a) of this
section and whether the applicant or the person or persons who would direct or has/have
directed the scientific and technical aspects of an activity has/have, in the judgment
of the department or agency head, materially failed to discharge responsibility for
the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects (whether or not the research
was subject to federal regulation).