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What CITI Program is Reading – December 1, 2021

Posted By:  CITI Program Staff December 1, 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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Massive study reveals editorial bias and nepotism in biomedical journals Source: EurekAlert! Scientific journals are expected to consider research manuscripts dispassionately and without favor. Read The Full Article
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How Twitter got research right Source: The Verge Twitter is doing its failing — and fixing — in public. Read The Full Article
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Rule Possession, Use, and Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins Source: Federal Register The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is amending its select agents and toxins regulations. Read The Full Article
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Data driven leadership: trends and opportunities Source: AI News Leading executives are choosing to invest more than ever before on business intelligence to better adapt to the evolving competitive landscape. Read The Full Article
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Pfizer research head envisions a sprint to develop Omicron vaccine, if it’s needed Source: STAT News Mikael Dolsten compared Pfizer's role to that of firefighters: It doesn’t know how serious the blaze will be, but prepares for the worst. Read The Full Article
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Drop in (International) students who come to the US to study could affect higher education and jobs Source: The Conversation The US has experienced a record decline in the number of international students. How long will the trend continue? An international education scholar weighs in. Read The Full Article
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2 More Community Colleges Targeted by Ransomware Source: Inside Higher Ed Butler County and Lewis and Clark Community Colleges are the most recent victims in a spate of ransomware attacks targeting higher ed institutions.

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What Public Health Can Teach Us About Cybersecurity Source: Forbes The public health model can also provide a great framework for examining and addressing cybersecurity risk. Read The Full Article
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Research finds US adults have context-specific views on biometric technology use Source: Penn State University An international team of researchers set out to uncover how a representative sample of the U.S. adult population feels about the use of different types of biometric technologies. Read The Full Article
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MIT Press announces Grant Program for Diverse Voices Source: MIT News The MIT Press has launched the Grant Program for Diverse Voices, an initiative that will expand funding for new work by authors whose voices have been excluded and chronically underrepresented across the arts, humanities, and sciences. Read The Full Article