Organizations, as well as individual researchers, may face stiff penalties under the False Claims Act (FCA) for problems in grant applications and reporting. As awardees of federal funds and the entities bound to comply with grant terms and conditions, individuals and organizations need to understand how the FCA works and what risks it poses.
This course provides critical training to individuals in research organizations on the FCA and Civil Monetary Penalties Law (CMPL). It begins with the purpose of the laws, explains when liability attaches, discusses the consequences and potential penalties if a violation occurs, and provides examples of recent FCA settlements between research organizations and the U.S. federal government.
The course also identifies common risk factors that may lead to FCA and Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) liability and recommends ways to mitigate those risks at an organization. The last module in this course provides information on managing and resolving FCA and CMP cases, the pros and cons of voluntary self-disclosures, and the process for responding to government requests and subpoenas, including working with counsel.
This course was written by Keri Godin, MS, Valerie H. Bonham, Esq, and S. Susan Zhu, Esq and peer reviewed by experts.
Language Availability: English
Suggested Audiences: Institutional Officials, Principal Investigators, Research Administrators, Research faculty, Students
Organizational Subscription Price: $675 per year/per site for government and non-profit organizations; $750 per year/per site for for-profit organizations
Independent Learner Price: $99 per person