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What CITI Program is Reading – January 31, 2024

“What CITI Program is Reading” is our biweekly 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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How Ukraine’s research community has been decimated by war with Russia Source: Fast Company One in five researchers have left Ukraine since Russia's invasion, according to a new study. Read The Full Article
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University Librarians See Urgent Need for AI Ethics Source: Inside Higher Ed Nearly three-quarters of university librarians say there’s an urgent need to address artificial intelligence’s ethical and privacy concerns, a survey finds.

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WHO releases AI ethics and governance guidance for large multi-modal models Source: World Health Organization WHO new guidance on the ethics and governance of large multi-modal models (LMMs) – a type of fast growing generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology with applications across health care. Read The Full Article
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Each Facebook User is Monitored by Thousands of Companies Source: The Markup A new study looks at who is sending information about your online activity to Facebook. Read The Full Article
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Rules won’t stop research misconduct in social science Source: Times Higher Education Required remedies include harsher punishments, more flexible research design stipulations and stronger social sanctions, says Akhil Bhardwaj.

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NSC to Award up to $260,000 to Expand Grant Programs to Solve Most Common Workplace Injury Source: National Safety Council The National Safety Council is the leading nonprofit safety advocate. We focus on eliminating the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths. Read The Full Article
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Thousands of faculty walk off the job at largest university system in US Source: CNN Business Thousands of faculty members at California State University, the largest university system in the US, walked off the job on Monday, the first day of spring semester classes for much for the university system’s 450,000 students. Read The Full Article
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The Unseen Barriers Around Bathroom Breaks in the Field Source: Undark Taboos around toilet care can make fieldwork uncomfortable and even dangerous. Some scientists want that to change. Read The Full Article
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AlphaFold found thousands of possible psychedelics. Will its predictions help drug discovery? Source: Nature Researchers have doubted how useful the AI protein-structure tool will be in discovering medicines — now they are learning how to deploy it effectively. Read The Full Article
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EU AI Act: Draft consolidated text leaked online Source: IAPP Leaked versions of the EU AI Act were published online. This article provides some context and high-level takeaways from the consolidated text. Read The Full Article
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This Indian watchdog is cleaning up ‘mess’ in academia—falsification, fabrication & fraud Source: The Print India Research Watchdog founder revealed that top institutes are those with the most number of plagiarised papers. 58 papers by 12 top IITs were retracted between 2006 & 2023. Read The Full Article
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EMA updates SME guide to reflect clinical trial reporting requirements Source: RAPS The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has updated its user guide for small and medium enterprises (SME) based on new requirements coming into effect under the EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR). Read The Full Article