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Research Ethics Grand Rounds, John Wilbanks

February 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

As translational researchers turn to electronic information sources for clinical research recruitment, they are increasingly using on-line communication tools to educate potential participants and document their consent. How can we prevent this from reducing informed consent to the equivalent of a software licensing acceptance check box?
John Wilbanks, PhD, is the Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks. Previously, Wilbanks worked as a legislative aide to Congressman Fortney “Pete” Stark, served as the first assistant director at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, founded and led to acquisition the bioinformatics company Incellico, Inc., and was executive director of the Science Commons project at Creative Commons. In February 2013, in response to a We the People petition that was spearheaded by Wilbanks and signed by 65,000 people, the U.S. government announced a plan to open up taxpayer-funded research data and make it available for free. Wilbanks holds a B.A. in philosophy from Tulane University and also studied modern letters at the Sorbonne.


February 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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