Hear from the participants to the DATAETHICS Summer School 2022 and learn what they have to say about the DATAETHICS school
The Eurolife DATAETHICS Summer School 2022 titled: Big Data, Big Implications: Data Protection in Biomedicine, was hosted by the University of Barcelona on 4-8 July 2022. This was the 4th Eurolife DATAETHICS school co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union and the Deutsch-Französische Hochschule.
This was the first Eurolife DATAETHICS school hosted in-person and it was an unquestionable success, which confirmed the unique character and necessity of the training offered by Eurolife in the framework of DATAETHICS.
This DATAETHICS school gave 26 students from 9 Eurolife partner institutions representing 20 different nationalities a unique opportunity to attend the 5-day program to debate on the significance of coupling ethical with scientific considerations of the curation and handling of Biomedical Big Data in learning structures and learn about the latest trends in data science and bioinformatics.
The 26 students of 3 academic levels – bachelor, master and PhD – attended daily lectures by leading and established cross-disciplinary experts in ethics and biomedicine from Eurolife partner institutions and external speakers. The expertise of the speakers to the DATAETHICS Summer School 2022 covered a broad spectrum of research and application interests from bioethics, health policy, AI and social studies of medicine, to cutting-edge genomics and analysis of large heterogeneous high-throughput data-sets. Grouped in transnational teams, for 5 days of the course students elaborated the dilemma story based on a real-life scenario, which they were presented with on day 1 of the school.
To further encourage interactive approach to the ethical dilemma, the organisers incorporated an innovative interactive activity called: World Café organized in the framework of group sessions. The World Café was moderated by trainers on Values and Knowledge Education (VaKE), who of which represent Association for Values and Knowledge Education (AVaKE). The VaKE trainers also offered a profiled training on VaKE to students and speakers in the course of the school.