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Big data and public health research

When: Wednesday, 04 October 2017 - Wednesday, 04 October 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Senate Room, 2nd floor, Solomon Mahlangu House
Start time:17:30
Enquiries:

Rechelle.Tsunke@wits.ac.za / (011) 717-1193

In her inaugural lecture, Professor Pamela Andanda will be tracing the fuzzy contours of data ownership and related intellectual property rights.

Andanda will shed light on big data in public health research.

Big data enables health care providers to monitor individuals and systems in real-time. However, the challenge is how to overcome the barriers to using such data in public health research.

This calls for an alternative normative framework capable of reconciling stakeholders' competing interests while ensuring fair access with minimal legal and ethical risks.

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