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News Roundup
January 14, 2020
Updates from CLIC  
Insights to Inspire Webinar: Four Stages of a Successful Pilot Funding Publication Program

In this webinar, hosted by the CLIC Common Metrics Initiative, the University of Miami and the CTSI of Southwest Wisconsin, presenters will share their strategies for improving their pilot funding programs and advice on how others can implement similar changes. PIs, evaluators, administrators, and others involved in collecting and reporting the Pilot Funding Publications Common Metric are encouraged to join the webinar. 

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News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
Funding Opportunity: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supports a number of leadership programs that aim to develop a generation of leaders who are motivated to develop new approaches to pressing problems like inequity in life expectancy across communities and the high cost of health care. These programs support and connect leaders who are caring, curious, collaborative, and committed to taking risks and moving boldly toward real pathways to change—and to achieving greater equity in communities across our country.

The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute would like to inform you of this opportunity, as you do not need to be a student, faculty, or staff at UNC-Chapel Hill to apply. The deadline is March 11, 2020.

Breakthrough Therapy Approved for People with Cystic Fibrosis

The FDA has approved a new breakthrough therapy for cystic fibrosis - a genetic disease that leads to lung, digestive, endocrine and nutritional problems - as a result of clinical trials conducted in the Colorado CTSI’s pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Researchers from Children’s Hospital Colorado were part of a national network that oversaw clinical trials leading to the approval of TRIKAFTA, a highly effective treatment for people with cystic fibrosis who are 12 and older. 

ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World
Nature: Eleven Tips for Working with Large Data Sets

Big data are everywhere in research, and the data sets are only getting bigger — and more challenging to work with. Tracy Teal, former executive director of The Carpentries, an organization in Oakland, California, that teaches coding and data skills to researchers globally, laid out 11 tips for making the most of your large data sets for Nature. She says there’s a tendency in the research community to dismiss the time and effort needed to manage and share data, and not to regard it as a real part of science. But, she suggests, “we can shift our mindset to valuing that work as a part of the research process.”

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