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  • Big Data in Biomedical Research

    Annika Richterich

    Chapter from the book: Richterich, A. 2018. The Big Data Agenda: Data Ethics and Critical Data Studies.


    This chapter shows how funding schemes specifically targeted at promoting the use of big data in biomedical research incentivise methodological trends, with ethical implications. Interdependencies between researchers and grant providers, it is argued need to be seen in the context of funding environments which are partly co-defined by internet/tech corporations. Shedding light on these institutional contexts also facilitates insights into factors co-constructing researchers’ decisions to pursue certain topics and approaches. It highlights the institutional conditions for public health surveillance involving digital data by outlining relevant funding schemes.

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    Richterich, A. 2018. Big Data in Biomedical Research. In: Richterich, A, The Big Data Agenda. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book14.d

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    Published on April 13, 2018