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What CITI Program is Reading – August 24, 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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Undue Foreign Influence in Science Seen as Growing Threat Source: Bloomberg Law The NIH has flagged more than 500 scientists with potentially inappropriate ties to foreign governments, an indication that undue foreign influence is an increasing threat to U.S. biomedical innovation. Read The Full Article
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Removing Logistical Burdens, Maximizing Technological Solutions Could Improve Diversity in Clinical Trials Source: Pharmacy Times This has caused an ongoing problem with mistrust in many vaccines and medications, since there is still uncertainty surrounding how they affect other races and ethnicities. Read The Full Article
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COVID-19 and mental health: The impact Source: Medical News Today A systematic review of 25 studies confirms that the COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected the mental health of frontline healthcare workers and others. Read The Full Article
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Three questions to address rigour and reproducibility concerns in your grant proposal Source: Nature Addressing weaknesses and limitations in your science will reassure potential funders, say grant-writing coaches Jennifer L. Wilson and Crystal M. Botham. Read The Full Article
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Health researchers report funder pressure to suppress results Source: Nature Small study hints that interference from bodies funding research into public-health issues such as nutrition and exercise might be more common than realized. Read The Full Article
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‘Be Honest’: NTSB Chief Says Robot-Car Claims Erode Public Trust Source: Bloomberg The nation’s new chief accident investigator wants to send a message: growing public confusion over automated driving systems in the U.S. is threatening to undermine the potential safety benefits of the technology. Read The Full Article
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Nonfungible tokens: A new paradigm for intellectual property assets? Source: Cointelegraph Creating an NFT-based marketplace for asset types, such as patents, would allow patentees to benefit from a new paradigm. Read The Full Article
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Building Bridges Via Internationalization In Higher Education For Global Competitiveness Source: Forbes The world is becoming increasingly diverse, so our students must learn to collaborate and communicate well to compete globally. Read The Full Article
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Medical Device Third-Party Servicers: Will FDA Treat You as a Manufacturer? Source: Lexology Last week, in response to requests by stakeholders, FDA extended the deadline for comments to its draft guidance "Remanufacturing of Medical Devices." Read The Full Article
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Enabling Decentralized Clinical Trials through Digital Transformation Source: Contract Pharma Adopting a strategy of “bringing the technology to the data.” Read The Full Article
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Dispute Over Agency in Foreign Bribery Case Gets Second Hearing Source: Wall Street Journal The long-running prosecution of a former Alstom executive came before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals for a second time on Tuesday, with a three-judge panel hearing arguments on a legal question that could affect the government’s enforcement of a widely used antibribery law. Read The Full Article