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Forbes List of 16 Healthcare Innovators

According to Forbes, “These 16 innovators are changing the face of healthcare. … They cross boundaries and repel traditional healthcare models. They are on the front lines and behind the scenes. And what they all have in common is their passion and commitment to innovation in health.” If you prefer, you can listen to the 16 interviews via the link.


NSF Project Evaluation Handbook

This 2010 Handbook was developed to provide project directors and principal investigators working with the National Science Foundation (NSF) with a basic guide for evaluating NSF’s educational projects. It is aimed at people who need to learn more about both the value of evaluation and how to design and carry out an evaluation, rather than those who already have a solid base of experience in the field. It builds on firmly established principles, blending technical knowledge and common sense to meet the special needs of NSF and its stakeholders. As a result of reading this Handbook, it is expected that principal investigators will increase their understanding of the evaluation process and NSF’s requirements for evaluation, as well as gain knowledge that will help them to communicate with evaluators and obtain data that help them improve their work.


NIH’s New Scientific Data Sharing Web Site

NIH has announced a new website on Scientific Data Sharing. This site is intended to benefit those involved in an NIH-funded project who seek to understand which sharing policies apply to your research and how to comply, as well as researchers looking to access scientific data from NIH-affiliated repositories. Additionally, the site will regularly feature new and existing resources, events, and tools from across NIH.

Over the next few months, in preparation for the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy that goes into effect for applications due on or after January 25, 2023, DUSON will be adding a number of resources to this section of the Digest. In the interim, please watch the overview of the new Web site and the impacts the 2023 changes will have on NIH policies.


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New APA Guidelines

The updated guidelines adjust terms for inclusive language. These adjustments are related to first-person and identity-first language, including age, disability status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social economic status and more.

Additional updates have been made to the Publication Practices and Responsibilities Authorship and primarily highlights accurate research methodologies as well as outlining the parameters for authorship credit.


Enhanced Awareness of ACEs

The CDC is seeking greater awareness of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their connection to high rates of overdose and suicide. In collaboration with the American Public Health Association, they have developed a new training web page to help provide background and talking points.


Addressing Health Misinformation

The Surgeon General’s Community Toolkit for Addressing Health Misinformation provides specific guidance to individuals, health care professionals and administrators, teachers, school administrators, librarians, and faith leaders to understand, identify and stop the spread of health misinformation.


Editing peer reviews | COPE: Committee on Publication Ethics

These guidelines are formal COPE policy and are intended to advise editors, publishers and researchers on expected practices regarding editing peer reviews. This is helpful information for editors and peer reviewers. 


NLN Nursing Education Research Grants Guidelines

The NLN Research in Nursing Education Grants Program supports high-quality studies that contribute to the development of the science of nursing education. The NLN-funded grants promote diversity of research topics and support investigators who demonstrate rigor and innovative approaches to advance the field of nursing education research. All NLN research grants relate to the NLN Priorities for Research in Nursing Education.

Access a free archived webinar that outlines the submission process for research proposals; provides tips for developing strong, competitive proposals; and encourages submissions that clearly address issues relevant to excellence in nursing education. 


SBM Suggests Priorities for Women’s Health


Interventions To Prevent Work-Related Stress and Support Health Worker Mental Health; Request for Information

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces an opportunity for the public to provide information and comments on current evidence-based, workplace and occupational safety and health interventions to prevent work-associated stress, support stress reduction, and foster positive mental health and well-being among the nation’s health workers. Information and comments are also requested on interventions under development and research in progress to support and promote the mental health and well-being of health workers. NIOSH is seeking information on related best practices, promising practices…


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