Tuesday, November 17, 2020
There has long been discussion about the ethics of industry funded research. However, funding is not the only valuable resource that companies can offer academic researchers. There is also an enormous wealth of data being collected which has great potential to be studied for the purposes of understanding and addressing today’s social and public health challenges, but which may be inaccessible due to consumer privacy, trade secrets and proprietary matters. What are the ethics of corporate-academic collaborations when it comes to the pooling of these resources? A panel we will discuss the challenges and possibilities of structuring these research partnerships with the aim of protecting privacy and promoting data stewardship, social value, research integrity, and public trust.
Panelists include Daniel Goroff, Vice President and Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; Division Director, Social and Economic Sciences at NSF; and Caroline S. Wagner, Milton and Roslyn Wolf Chair in International Affairs, Ohio State University John Glenn School of Public Affairs.
The Center for Ethics and Human Values’ CARE program is co-sponsored by the Office of Research with support from the OSUMC Center for Bioethics and the College of Public Health.