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Mind the Gap: The Ethics Void Created by the Rise of Citizen Science in Health and Biomedical Research
Bray Patrick-Lake & Jennifer C. Goldsack

The target article by Wiggins and Wilbanks reports on the history and typology of the models of citizen science emerging in health and biomedical research with the rapid dispersion and repurposing of technology. Wiggins and Wilbanks describe the variety of models through which nonprofessionals collaborate in the generation of health and biomedical knowledge, and highlight the benefits of these ci...

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The Rise of Citizen Science in Health and Biomedical Research
Andrea Wiggins & John Wilbanks

Citizen science models of public participation in scientific research represent a growing area of opportunity for health and biomedical research, as well as new impetus for more collaborative forms of engagement in large-scale research. However, this also surfaces a variety of ethical issues that both fall outside of and build upon the standard human subjects concerns in bioethics. This article pr...

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