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What CITI Program is Reading – August 18, 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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Clear Rules for Research Security and Researcher Responsibility Source: The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy The Biden-Harris Administration holds a strong commitment to protecting research security and maintaining the core values behind America’s scientific leadership, including openness, transparency, honesty, equity, fair competition, objectivity, and democratic values. Read The Full Article
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NASA Awards $18 Million for Research at Minority Serving Institutions Source: NASA NASA and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) across the United States are teaming up to bring untapped talent and diverse perspectives to several of the agency’s top priorities. Read The Full Article
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Protecting Students Who Seek Mental Health Treatment Source: Inside Higher Ed In a settlement with Brown, the Justice Department affirms that students with mental health disabilities must be given equal access to higher education. Read The Full Article
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Critics say a childhood asthma study unethically withheld care—and see a troubling trend Source: Science Magazine Science investigation reveals concerning details of vitamin D supplement trial that a whistleblower scientist calls “stunning and callous.” Read The Full Article
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Nutrition research: The issue of funding Source: Medical News Today In this Honest Nutrition feature, we tackle the issue of funding: Who funds nutrition research, and do funding sources impact study credibility? Read The Full Article
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Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems Legal Update Source: Gibson Dunn Gibson Dunn lawyers provide an overview of regulatory and policy developments related to Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems (“AI”) during the second quarter of 2021. Read The Full Article
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Position on medical imaging radiation limits issued Source: Medical Xpress When a medical imaging exam provides a clinical benefit, the only risk that should be considered is the exam itself rather than a patient's previous radiation exposure, according to a statement by three scientific groups representing medical physicists, radiologists, and health physicists. Read The Full Article
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WHO revises guidance on GMPs for investigational products, R&D facilities Source: Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society The World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued a revised draft guidance to industry addressing GMPs for investigational drug products as well a new draft guideline addressing GMP principles for research and development facilities in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read The Full Article
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5 ways that decentralized clinical trial approaches can reduce study costs Source: MedCity News The truth is that the more study leaders utilize decentralized clinical trial approaches to expand access to eligible patients and introduce new efficiencies into studies, the more costs they can remove, thus reducing research costs overall. Read The Full Article