Navigating the guidelines and regulations


It can be extremely complicated to navigate the relevant ethical and legal requirements for collecting and using biomedical data, especially when you are looking to move data across national boundaries. Yet these are issues which researchers can face on a daily basis.

The aim of this module is to familiarise you with the ELSI considerations that need to be explored when planning and conducting research involving biomedical data; it will also link to resources developed by the BioMedBridges project that provide guidance on working with data and where relevant advice can be found.

Where do issues arise?

This module will consider three aspects of biomedical research data:

  1. Collection.
  2. Use (including storage and processing).
  3. Sharing.