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What CITI Program is Reading – November 2, 2021

Posted By:  CITI Program Staff November 2, 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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Study Coordinator Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Falsify Clinical Drug Trial Data Source: U.S. Department of Justice A Colorado man pleaded guilty today in connection with his participation in a scheme to falsify clinical drug trial data. Read The Full Article
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Blood, Lies, and a Drug Trials Lab Gone Bad Source: Wired The system for testing pharmaceuticals in the US relies on contractors adhering to strict guidelines. But one of them chose profits over protocols. Read The Full Article
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Predatory publishers’ latest scam: bootlegged and rebranded papers Source: Nature To thwart publishing rackets that undermine scholars and scholarly publishing, legitimate journals should show their workings. Read The Full Article
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Surgeons tested a pig kidney on a brain dead woman on a ventilator. Was that ethical? Source: National Post For some, the idea of putting animal parts into humans is creepy. Others aren’t convinced the brain-dead are truly deceased. Read The Full Article
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Giant, free index to world’s research papers released online Source: Nature Catalogue of billions of phrases from 107 million papers could ease computerized searching of the literature. Read The Full Article
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Decentralization Presents A Leap Forward For Clinical Trials Source: Forbes Decentralization seeks to meet the patient where they are — a long-standing concept in the field of medicine. Read The Full Article
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Defense Department Awards $25.5 Million Over Three Years for Applied Hypersonics Research Source: U.S. Department of Defense The Department of Defense announced the award of 18 research projects through the University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics (UCAH), with a total value of approximately $25.5 million over three years. Read The Full Article
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Higher ed funding continues to shrink in social spending bill Source: Inside Higher Ed The Biden administration and congressional Democrats cut the Build Back Better Act in half, leaving many higher education investments behind but boosting the maximum Pell Grant and funding for HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions. Read The Full Article
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Bitcoin is coming for higher education—just look at what Wharton is doing Source: Fortune It's also launching a crypto-focused online program: Economics of Blockchain and Digital Assets. Read The Full Article