Digital Informed Consent for Research: A New Era

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Research Ethics Lecture Series
Christian Simon, PhD, Director, Clinical Research Ethics Consultation Service, Program in Bioethics and Humanities, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
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Lunch provided at NOON ▪ Talk begins at 12:10pm

Informed consent strives to ensure that research involvement is adequately informed and voluntary. Digital technologies are being used to promote these goals, but come with their own challenges. This presentation addresses the growth in digital consenting methods and some of their key ethical, practical, and social implications.

Christian Simon, PhD is director of the Clinical Ethics Consultation Service of the Program in Bioethics and Humanities and associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, at Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa. He researches, teaches, and consults in the field of bioethics.  His research interests include ethical dilemmas facing clinical, translational, and genetic researchers, research participants, and affected communities. Professor Simon directs the Clinical Research Ethics training course associated with the Institute of Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Iowa and teaches in the Humanities Distinction Track in the Carver College of Medicine.

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