According to US media, the US National Institutes of Health asked a small non-profit organization headquartered in New York to hand over information and materials about its research partners in Wuhan, China, before it could get back a multi million dollar research grant that had been suspended before. According to a report on August 19 on the website of the Wall Street Journal, a letter from the National Institutes of Health issued by the National Institutes of Health said that the non-profit organization “ecological health alliance” must provide some materials in order to continue to receive research funding. These materials include a new coronavirus sample used by Wuhan researchers to sequence the gene. The National Institutes of health is a subsidiary of the U.S. Department of health and human services. < / P > < p > according to the report, the researchers said institutions receiving research grants from the U.S. government must regularly monitor the recipients at the next level to ensure that they use the funds as planned. But the National Institutes of health did not normally make such demands on the eco Health Alliance. Jimmy Kirk, a former U.S. ambassador and former Assistant Secretary for global affairs at the Department of health and human services, said the NIH could regularly ask for reports on research progress, including updates on partner work and laboratory safety, but should not ask questions outside the scope of the research it funded. Harold wamers, former president of the National Institutes of health, said in an interview that the NIH’s offer was “outrageous, especially given that the grant has been peer-reviewed and aimed at solving one of the most important problems in the world – how viruses are transmitted from animals to humans.”.