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Global health news briefs - Decmber 2020
November / December 2020 | Volume 19, Number 6
NIH releases data management policy
To speed development of treatments and vaccines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NIH has unveiled a policy requiring researchers to plan prospectively for managing and sharing scientific data generated with NIH funds. It also establishes the baseline expectation that data sharing is a fundamental component of the research process.
The new policy will go into effect in January 2023 to give the grantee community time to prepare.
Research training is available online
Free online lectures and presentations targeting early-career clinician-scientists are available from the NIH’s National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The curriculum includes a variety of topics important for those applying for jobs, writing grants and developing independent research laboratories or programs.
NAM considers COVID-19, climate change
The National Academy of Medicine has posted video and slide presentations from its recent annual meeting that examined COVID-19, climate change and other urgent threats to human health. The NIH’s Dr. Anthony Fauci and philanthropist Bill Gates delivered keynote addresses during the proceedings.
Wellcome announces new funding strategy
UK-based Wellcome Trust has released a new research funding strategy to tackle three of the world’s most urgent health challenges. Efforts will focus on improving the understanding and treatment of mental health, exploring the harmful effects of global warming, and working to bring infectious diseases under control and stop epidemics.
TDR releases gender analysis toolkit
An intersectional gender analysis toolkit has been produced by TDR, the global organization devoted to supporting research and training in tropical diseases. The resource is intended to strengthen research capacity, address barriers to implementation of health interventions and explore solutions to improve access to quality health care.
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