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What CITI Program is Reading – November 23, 2021

Posted By:  CITI Program Staff November 22, 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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FDA is urged to disqualify a hospital review board and two doctors over clinical trial missteps Source: Stat News “A slap-on-the-wrist approach for such noncompliance ... will not suffice,” Public Citizen argued in its petition to the FDA. Read The Full Article
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The Department of Defense is issuing AI ethics guidelines for tech contractors Source: Technology Review The controversy over Project Maven shows the department has a serious trust problem. This is an attempt to fix that. Read The Full Article
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As data probe concludes, spider biologist placed on leave, has Ph.D. thesis ‘withdrawn’ Source: Science Canadian university completes investigation into star ecologist Jonathan Pruitt, but does not release its findings.

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Europe’s Roma people are vulnerable to poor practice in genetics Source: Nature Analysis of how papers and databases are handled and interpreted shows that geneticists in Europe must stamp out unethical research practices at home, not just abroad. Read The Full Article
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Artificial intelligence helps scientists spy on chimp behavior in the wild Source: Science Computer programs could save researchers “decades” of work.

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AI cracks the code of protein complexes—providing a road map for new drug targets Source: Sceince Software maps thousands of the partnered proteins that govern cell biology.

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Oversight of Higher Ed COVID-19 Funds Source: Inside Higher Ed Colleges and universities have spent over half of the funds designated by Congress to provide COVID-19 relief, according to Under Secretary James Kvaal.

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WHO Develops Clinical Trials Tailoring Approach for Biosimilars Source: Center for Biosimilars The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a fresh draft of its biosimilar evaluation guidelines. Medicines for Europe science and policy expert Marta Baldrighi, PhD, explains the significance. Read The Full Article
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How Analytics and Data Management Guided Universities Through the Pandemic Source: Campus Technology IT and analytics teams have had their time to shine during the past 18 months, as they integrated systems, built dashboards and tackled data governance challenges in order to provide the information needed to keep the campus community safe. Read The Full Article