Ethical Issues in Big Data Health Research
5 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2014 Last revised: 23 Oct 2015
Date Written: December 8, 2014
Big Data involves analyzing huge data sets for unexpected associations. As a form of health research, Big Data techniques promise interesting new hypotheses. This article addresses whether traditional research regulations should apply to Big Data, explores the relationship between privacy and autonomy in Big Data health research, and considers the role of informed consent in Big Data health research.
Keywords: Big Data, Research ethics, Common Rule, Informed consent, Autonomy, Privacy
JEL Classification: K31, K32
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