Research Apps and Consent to Health Research: One Click Away?



Tech companies, such as Apple and Google, have recently introduced research kits aimed at providing developers with a template to create apps allowing researchers to both retrieve health data stored in smartphones and collect their own data for research purposes. While the goal of these apps is to streamline recruitment, many questions are raised when it comes to the informed nature of the consent used. This presentation will discuss this issue and assess the type of framework needed to guide such practices.

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This content has been updated on March 18, 2016 at 20 h 37 min.