Ethical considerations in interpretation and handling of BIOMEDICAL BIG DATA
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DATAETHICS is a transnational project, which aims at updating the conceptual and ethical considerations that arise from Biomedical Big Data (BBD) collection and use. It will be implemented over three years by the Eurolife consortium, supported by an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership grant.
DATAETHICS enables a shared understanding and a common vision on BBD across Europe through testing and implementation of an innovative on-line training package developed through activities based on value and knowledge education and with actions of cooperation with interdisciplinary expertise and industry. The e-courses will be engaging through the mix spurts of text, audio, webinars, discussion boards and hands-on exercises and will actualize the content to mirror the technological advancements incorporating cultural, legal and social differences.
COURSE THEME SUMMARY
From the completion of the Human Genome Project onwards and the advent of technological advances, the conceptual and moral philosophical considerations of the use of Biomedical Big Data have been outpaced. DATAETHICS aims at updating these conceptual and ethical considerations.
WHY THE DATAETHICS PILOT SCHOOL
This 5-day course offers a unique opportunity to listen to the lectures from leading and established cross-disciplinary experts in ethics and biomedicine. Through the matrix of lectures, interactive sessions and small group assignments, we will create a flexible environment to allow for your acquisition of knowledge framed around case stories, which will further allow for your application of newly-gained knowledge in true-to-life scenarios. The course also offers plenty of opportunities to network with fellow students and thematic experts from nine leading European medical institutions.
Join us to debate on the significance of coupling ethical with scientific considerations of the curation and handling of Biomedical Big Data in learning structures and learn about the latest trends in data science and bioinformatics.
The tentative program of the course is available HERE.
The expertise of the speakers covers a broad spectrum of research and application interests from bioethics, health policy and social studies of medicine, to cutting-edge genomics and analysis of large heterogeneous high-throughput data-sets. Following are the speakers to the event, just to name a few:
*The full list of speaker will be available shortly
Through your participation in this course, you will gain basis to analyse, categorise and compare Biomedical Big Data interpretations. Participation in the course will foster you transversal skills and equip you with knowledge on how to use big data in your study, research or internships and how to further incorporate biomedical data and analysis in your reports. Through the opportunity to debate on true-to-life scenario dilemmas, You will develop understanding on how to apply the Biomedical Big Data in the context of ethical implications and how to demonstrate your understanding through augmenting your ethical decisions.
The course welcomes BSc, MSc and PhD students from the fields of medicine, biomedicine and life sciences from the DATAETHICS Partner Universities. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.
To ensure active participation and exchange with teaching staff and fellow participants, as well as transnational character of the course, a maximum of 36 participants will be admitted to this course, with balanced representations of participants per DATAETHICS partner institutions. In addition, in case of equal quality of applications, the following groups will be given priority in the selection process:
- Students with disabilities
- Participants to the DATAETHICS virtual exercise
Required documents: Electronic Application Form, CV and Motivation Letter (200-300 words explaining the predicted impact of the participation on the Candidate’s academic/professional career).
Candidates should complete the Application Form and together with the annexed documents, submit the application following the guidelines indicated in the online form.
Application form is available HERE
Deadline for Applications: 12:00 (CET) 15th March 2021
All applicants will be notified on the selection results by 26 March 2021