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What CITI Program is Reading – August 10, 2021

“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.


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NYU Researchers Were Studying Disinformation On Facebook. The Company Cut Them Off Source: NPR Facebook disabled the academics' accounts and blocked their access to its platform, saying they had violated its terms of service by collecting data about political ads. Read The Full Article
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Recruiting women for cardiovascular research is harder, study finds Source: The Guardian Women are reluctant to participate in trials despite being more likely to die of heart disease. Read The Full Article
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There’s a New Wave of AI Research Coming to Transform Education Source: EdSurge Imagine a classroom where student teams are learning with a computer simulation, planning a scientific expedition to Mars. They might be challenged to think about the tools they need or the clothing and food they will bring. Read The Full Article
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‘Tortured phrases’ give away fabricated research papers Source: Nature Analysis reveals that strange turns of phrase may indicate foul play in science. Read The Full Article
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Amazon's Massive GDPR Fine Shows the Law's Power—and Limits Source: Wired It's the first significant GDPR ruling against Big Tech. But secrecy around the decision exposes the regulation’s flaws. Read The Full Article
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How FDA is Approaching Change Management in New Data Efforts Source: Government CIO Leveraging patient experience data for product development requires strong workforce readiness. Read The Full Article
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Time is money: should paid participation be the standard in clinical trials? Source: Clinical Trials Arena Paid participation: reimbursing participants for their time and covering associated costs could help boost trial enrolment and diversity. Read The Full Article
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Why tech transfer brings companies ‘more than innovation’ Source: TechLink Technology transfer – the process of moving research from the lab to the market – provides intrinsic benefits to companies that go beyond potential revenues from new products and services. Read The Full Article