An interdisciplinary study
DataSanté was established to serve as a “space for questioning” and is led by Stéphane Tirard, Professor of Epistemology and History of Science. “Regardless of what we may think about it, the use of big data is transforming medicine and this change is rapid. The upheaval it is causing raises multiple challenges. As researchers, it is essential that we take a step back and engage in a thought process that looks beyond the scientific sphere to examine the other issues at stake: ethical, legal and social”.
This thought process has been informed and developed over the course of a series of events (symposia, roundtables, seminars) organised by DataSanté and its partners. Its substance and originality lie in the interactions it has sparked within an extensive range of disciplines, including epistemology, history, sociology, philosophy, psychology, law, economics, computer science, biology and disciplines related to medicine. Ethical matters are given a central place.
Video recordings of events and interviews with affiliated researchers are available in an open access resource portal.