Biomedical data: Ethical, legal and social implications


This course explores the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of biomedical data sharing. The material will introduce the reasons why we want to share data, the benefits it can bring, and the challenges of doing so. It will present ideas for best practice and cover resources that provide guidance and advice for sharing data.

This ELSI course is aimed at researchers, bioinformaticians and programmers wanting to share and access biomedical data. Whilst some familiarity with these subject areas will help understanding, experience is not necessary.

This e-learning module was developed as part of the BioMedBridges project, funded by FP7 Capacities Specific Programme, grant agreement no. 284209.


European CommissionFP7

About this course

Sarah Morgan
Learning objectives: 
  • Introduce the basics of ELSI concerning biomedical data
  • Awareness of ELSI resources