New book on the ethics of biomedical big data

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2016

Dr. Stuart Nicholls (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute & University of Ottawa, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine), Dr. Sinéad Langan (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), and Dr. Eric Benchimol (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) have co-authored a chapter in the forthcoming book “The Ethics of Biomedical Big Data” (Springer). The book presents cutting edge research on the new ethical challenges posed by biomedical Big Data technologies and practices.

In their chapter: “Reporting and transparency in big data: the nexus of ethics and methodology,” the authors argue that improving the transparency and quality of reporting in studies using routinely-collected health data is ethically and practically important. The chapter includes the recently published RECORD (Reporting of studies Conducted using Observational Routinely-collected Data) reporting guideline.

The book is available to purchase as both an eBook and in Hardcover.

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