Abuja, 31st Mar - 4th April, 2014. This is a 5-day intensive writing course designed for early and mid-career medical and life sciences researchers aimed improving their skills in scientific writing and enhance the quality of manuscripts for publication. Read More
Anticipating and addressing the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of scientific developments has been a key feature of the genomic research agenda (1–4). Research in genomics is advancing by developing common infrastructures and research platforms, open-access and sharing policies, and new forms of international collaborations (5–12)...Read More
CITI Program | Web Browser Compatibility
The current version of the CITI Program’s website was launched in August 2013. In the coming months, we will be adding several usability enhancements and new features.
To make full use of these enhancement and features, and to do so securely, it’s important for your organization’s learners and administrators to use a current browser version when accessing CITI Program. The vast majority of browsers made available within the last 3-4 years will support all CITI Program features. Older versions may not, as they are often less secure and provide less functionality.
We currently offer full support for four browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari, since these constitute 99 percent of CITI Program traffic. For more details, click here.
Note that effective March 2015, CITI Program's website will block use of Internet Explorer version 7, which is now more than 8 years old, as it does earlier versions of IE. Site users will need to have IE 8 or later, or use a current version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.
NIH awards two new grants to explore the understanding of genomics research in Africa
Two grants totaling more than $300,000 will support studies on genomic literacy among Africans as it relates to research conducted in Africa by African investigators. The three-year grants are part of the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) program, funded by the National Institutes of Health's Common Fund in partnership with Britain's Wellcome Trust.
One of the grants will support a research project to understand cultural and language concepts of genomics in Nigeria. The goal is to develop a participant consent form for a diabetes study that better relays genetic concepts in terms that people from both rural and urban environments in Nigeria understand. The other grant will support a project to determine Ethiopians' understanding of gene-environment interactions, with a goal of also increasing awareness about disease susceptibility.
Both grants are part of the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) component of H3Africa. The program has disbursed approximately $78 million to date.
Current WAB Newsletter | Volume 8 Issue 4
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