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Researchers Call Out HHS for Lack of Standardized Data Sharing Protocols

Researchers from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Chief Technology Officer have learned that HHS constituent agencies do not have a standardized mechanism for sharing restricted and nonpublic data. The researchers said in a September 2018 report that there is no uniform documentary requirement among HHS agencies for data requests, and, in many agencies, there is a lack of a "data governance group" that tracks requests and their outcomes. Such deficiencies result in procedural inefficiencies and the siloing of information.

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NIH Appoints Helene Langevin Director of National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Helene Langevin, a professor at Harvard Medical School, is set to join the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health in November as director. In her upcoming role, she will supervise NCCIH's projects that revolve around unconventional approaches to health care and medicine, the National Institutes of Health said Wednesday.

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Peter Highnam Named DARPA Deputy Director

Peter Highnam, former research director at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has been named deputy director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA said Monday Highnam will support the agency’s research projects in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, communications, reconnaissance, electronic warfare, biosecurity and warfighter health. He succeeds Stefanie Tompkins, …

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USAID Issues Grants to 25 Global Research Efforts

The U.S. Agency for International Development plans to invest a total of $5 million in 25 research projects across 15 USAID partner countries. USAID said Thursday the 25 new programs are funded under the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research initiative, which supports researchers in developing countries that work with U.S. government-backed researchers …

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Army Vet James Gilman Named Chief Exec of NIH Clinical Research Center; Francis Collins Comments

The National Institutes of Health has appointed James Gilman, a retired U.S. Army major general, as the first CEO of NIH’s clinical research center in a move that takes effect January 2017. NIH said Friday Gilman will oversee the 870,000-square-foot research center located inside NIH’s campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and guide the facility’s safety and …

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NIH Details New 5-Year Strategic Plan for Behavioral & Social Sciences Research

The National Institutes of Health‘s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research has published a strategic plan for fiscal years 2017-2021 that details scientific priorities and research challenges OBSSR looks to address. NIH said Wednesday OBSSR aims to build on the coordination of basic and applied behavioral and social sciences research as well as update required …

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NIH Issues $20M in Peripheral Nervous System Research Funds

The National Institutes of Health will provide approximately $20 million in funds to support research of the peripheral nervous system as part of the agency’s Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions program. NIH said Thursday it aims to help find new treatments for asthma, diabetes and nausea with additional goals to grow knowledge and address technology challenges. Goals of the biological …

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