Annual Research Ethics Day Conference — The Power and Perils of Research Data: Generating, Storing & Sharing Data Responsibly

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March 4, 2020 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
Coffman Theater, Coffman Memorial Union, University of Minnesota

Videos of all sessions can be viewed here

Hear from top national experts on the legal, bioethical, and policy issues in research with all data types – issues in data collection, analysis to ensure replicability, storage, and sharing. Join us to consider data ethics, communication, and digital privacy. Local experts will also analyze the challenges of responsibly using big data and ethical use of data in health-related research, including consent, confidentiality, and sensitivity to participant concerns.

As a large, public, land-grant research university, we aim to explore these vital issues with our faculty, staff, trainees, students, and community, as well as national audience.

Speaker Biographies
Planning Committee
Advisory Committee


Presented by the Office of the Vice President for ResearchConsortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life SciencesMasonic Cancer Center; and Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Minnesota.

This conference is part of Research Ethics Week (March 2-6, 2020), during which the University of Minnesota focuses on professional development and best practices to ensure safety and integrity in research. A complete list of Research Ethics Week events is available.

Disclosure information is available here.

Continuing Education Information: 

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity (enduring material) for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
4.25 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits have been approved. Event code: 280958

To earn Continuing Education credits, webcast viewers must email us at during the webcast to confirm their wish to receive CE credits. Later viewing of this video will not qualify for credit. 

Educational Objectives for this conference include:

  • Describe the challenges posed by data collection, management, and sharing. Articulate core principles and ethical frameworks and how they should influence research ethics and clinical care. Describe best practices.
  • Describe evolving guidance and regulations. Discuss current guidance and regulations, showing how they apply to data management challenges, including in research and clinical contexts.
  • Outline key changes in the research landscape and emerging research capabilities. Discuss best practices for responsible data management in this context.