Research Ethics

Research Ethics in Big Data

big data, research guidelines, patient autonomy
ONF 2017, 44(3), 293-295. DOI: 10.1188/17.ONF.293-295

The ethical conduct of research includes, in part, patient agreement to participate in studies and the protection of health information. In the evolving world of data science and the accessibility of large quantities of web-based data created by millions of individuals, novel methodologic approaches to answering research questions are emerging. This article explores research ethics in the context of big data.

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