Research ethics in big data

Marilyn J. Hammer

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-295
Number of pages3
JournalOncology nursing forum
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2017


  • Big data
  • Patient autonomy
  • Research guidelines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)


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