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“Scientific Data Ethics in the Digital Economy” Workshop was held

Date: Jan 17, 2022

On January 17th, “Scientific Data Ethics in the Digital Economy” workshop was held virtually for epidemic prevention and control reasons. The workshop was organized by CODATA China National Committee, more than thirty experts and scholars in the fields of population health, agri-food, earth observation, ecology and environment, intangible cultural heritage protection, big data etc. have attended. Chaired by secretary general of CODATA China National Committee Lianglin Hu, the workshop was composed of presentations by domain experts and following the discussions.

Experts introduced ethics problems and developments in various fields in China and the relationship with the ethics of scientific data, shared their concerns and thoughts on data ethics implementations. Attendees had in-depth and lively discussions on ethical issues in various fields and its evolution with data ethics. Lianglin Hu concluded that “In the era of digital economy, the demand for data ethics is getting higher and higher. Balancing the relationship between data development and utilization, open sharing, data security, and reducing the ethical risks that may arise from data sharing and utilization is surely a major challenge. It is of great theoretical value and practical significance to systematically explore the ethics of scientific data, while the connotation and extension of the ethics of scientific data need to be further explored.”

For details, please contact CODATA China National Committee (codata@cnic.cn).