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What CITI Program is Reading – August 9th, 2022

“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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Federal Privacy Law Has Momentum, but There’s a Catch Source: The Markup Many countries in the world have baseline privacy laws that set minimum standards for all kinds of data use. The United States does not. Read The Full Article
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Journal Prestige Still Matters Source: Inside Higher Ed A global survey of academics finds citation scores remain highly important factors in how scholars judge each other, despite international efforts to reduce their impact.

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Clinical Trial Registry Errors Undermine Transparency Source: The Scientist A lack of comprehension among some researchers about how to use ClinicalTrials.gov may be hindering public access to trial information and holding up drug study results, an investigation by The Scientist finds. Read The Full Article
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Research in pigs shakes up what we know about dying Source: CNN Researchers at Yale University say they have been able to restore blood circulation and other cellular functions in pigs a full hour after the animals' deaths, suggesting that cells don't die as quickly as scientists had assumed. Read The Full Article
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Single-cell studies offer a new view of how HIV infections persist—and might be cured Source: Science Microfluidic devices reveal gene expression of cells harboring latent virus.

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Lack of diversity in clinical trials costs billions of dollars. Incentives can spur innovation Source: STAT News Following the money leads to one of the best ways to turn around the problem of underrepresentation in clinical trials: financial incentives. Read The Full Article
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The trust-builder: a cancer center director’s try-it-all strategy for breaking the barriers between research and Black patients Source: STAT News “How do you treat someone with a drug if they have an unstable housing issue, and they can’t even come back for the therapies? All of these things are critical to reducing the cancer disparity gap.” Read The Full Article
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Self-assessed Competencies of Clinical Research Professionals and Recommendations for Further Education and Training Source: Springer Link The Joint Task Force for Clinical Trial Competency (JTF) conducted a global survey of clinical research professionals requesting respondents to self-assess their competencies in each of the eight domains of its Core Competency Framework version 3.1. Read The Full Article
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What a big new U.S. law that reshapes science agencies could mean for researchers Source: Science CHIPS and Science Act creates NSF tech directorate and reflects fresh focus on applied research.

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