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Data Integrity, On Your Own

A National Academies panel has issued a report on data integrity that doesn't say anything, except that disciplines need to work it out themselves, according to Science Insider. "Their conclusions boil down to three 'principles' that are as insightful as calling Monday the first work day of the week," Jocelyn Kaiser writes. Those principles include that researchers should guarantee data integrity, that data should be publicly accessible, and that it should be archived. According to MIT's Phil Sharp, the lack of detail arose because every time a specific proposal was made by a panelist, another one would say it wouldn't work in his or her discipline.

The Scan

Booster for At-Risk

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for people over 65 or at increased risk.

Preprints OK to Mention Again

Nature News reports the Australian Research Council has changed its new policy and now allows preprints to be cited in grant applications.

Hundreds of Millions More to Share

The US plans to purchase and donate 500 million additional SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, according to the Washington Post.

Nature Papers Examine Molecular Program Differences Influencing Neural Cells, Population History of Polynesia

In Nature this week: changes in molecular program during embryonic development leads to different neural cell types, and more.