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Yes, You Can Reconcile The Wide Sharing Of Personal Medical Research Data With Greater Participant Control

Glynn Moody | TechDirt | March 15, 2016

Although the benefits of sharing big datasets are well-known, so are the privacy issues that can arise as a result. The tension between a desire to share information widely and the need to respect the wishes of those to whom it refers is probably most acute in the medical world. Although the hope is that aggregating health data on a large scale can provide new insights into diseases and their treatments, doing so makes issues of consent even trickier to deal with. A new study of Parkinson's disease from Sage Bionetworks, which describes itself as a "non-profit biomedical research organization," takes a particularly interesting approach. Unusually, it used an iPhone app to gather data directly from the participants...

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2014 International Open Access Week

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Open Access Event
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October 20, 2014 (All day) - October 26, 2014 (All day)

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has announced that the theme for this year's International Open Access Week is "Generation Open". The theme will highlight the importance of students and early career researchers as advocates for change in the short-term, through institutional and governmental policy, and as the future of the Academy upon whom the ultimate success of the Open Access movement depends. The theme will also explore how changes in scholarly publishing affect scholars and researchers at different stages of their careers.

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An Open Invitation To OpenCon

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Conference
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November 15, 2014 (All day) - November 17, 2014 (All day)

...This year’s Open Access Week will celebrate these efforts with the theme Generation Open, and this fall, the Right to Research Coalition and SPARC will launch OpenCon, a new conference to support, connect, and catalyze student and early career researcher-led projects across open access, open education, and open data. The meeting will be held on November 15-17 in Washington, D.C...

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“Innovating the Gutenberg Galaxis. The Role of Peer Review and Open Access”, AE 2016 Conference, Mainz, 27-28 January 2016

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Conference
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January 27, 2016 - 2:00am - January 28, 2016 - 2:00am

This 2-days conference is jointly supported by the COST Actions PEERE New Frontiers of Peer Review  and KNOWeSCAPE Analyzing the dynamics of information and knowledge landscapes. The conference will investigate the role of peer review and open access in university knowledge  dissemination and evaluation...

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