Archive for January, 2014

Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule: Perspectives of Social and Behavioral Scientists: Workshop Summary

Results of Workshop to examine how the proposed revisions to the Common Rule might affect different types of research studies and methods in the behavioral, social, and educational sciences. Additional goals were to identify strategies that...

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Hospital Industry Consolidation — Still More to Come?

New England Journal of Medicine Leemore Dafny, Ph.D. N Engl J Med 2014; 370:198-199January 16, 2014DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1313948 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has unleashed a merger frenzy, with hospitals scrambling to shore up their...

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How Many Scientists Fabricate and Falsify Research?

by Daniele Fanelli  “The image of scientists as objective seekers of truth is periodically jeopardized by the discovery of a major scientific fraud. Recent scandals like Hwang Woo-Suk’s fake stem-cell lines or Jan Hendrik...

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Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program Policy Directive

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is amending its Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program Policy Directive in response to public comments SBA received on the final STTR and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)...

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Hamden v. Total Car Franchising — Non-compete clauses continue to be parsed closely.

Fourth Circuit finds that  for a non-compete clause effective on termination, the term “termination” did not encompass expiration at the end of the fifteen-year term. However, part of the non-disclosure covenant applies upon expiration,...

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