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What CITI Program is Reading – 3/17/21

“What CITI Program is Reading” is our weekly blog series which highlights news articles curated by our staff and relevant to research, higher education, healthcare, technology, and more. Follow us on LinkedIn for upcoming editions and more information from CITI Program.

What’s in the huge pandemic relief bill for science?
Stimulus payments for millions of U.S. residents are just one part of the COVID-19 relief bill. See how much funding organizations like the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and others will receive for pandemic-related research activities.
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What Virginia’s New Privacy Law Means for Organizations in the Healthcare Industry
Virginia is the second state to pass a comprehensive privacy law. Review some of the highlights relevant to the healthcare industry including requirements for collecting sensitive data, exemptions, enforcement, penalties, and practical considerations.
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Patient-First Approach Is Improving Access to Clinical Trials for Specialty Pharmacy
Explore the advantages of a patient-first approach, including strengthened communication among clinical trial sites, CROs, specialty pharmacies, physicians, patients, site coordinators, and care coordinators.
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FDA’s inspection backlog: GAO raises concerns as delays mount 
The FDA has halted most of its foreign and domestic inspections due to the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a backlog that the GAO warns could take years to clear. Learn about some of the challenges the FDA faces with resuming inspections, including the hiring and training of investigators.
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IoT and Medical Device Cybersecurity: Standards Coming
Research shows that 80 percent of healthcare organizations had been victimized by an IoT-type cyberattack. Key digital identity players have formed an Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) working group has been established to help creates standard and guidelines for manufacturers.
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The High Costs Of Unmanaged Conflict In Your Organization
Ignoring conflict within your organization can be costly. Attrition, termination, and turnover can result in tangible expenses and a loss of trust which can directly affect performance.
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What is research misconduct? European countries can’t agree
Standards and definitions for research misconduct vary widely across European nations leading to practical problems for international scientific collaborations.
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