Ethical issues raised by the research of crowdsourcing as a new medical technology

Jonny Attwood, 6th Year Medical Student at the University of Oxford

To crowdsource a project means outsourcing it to the crowd, where ‘the crowd’ refers to large number of people operating on a given project through the World Wide Web. Crowdsourcing has established itself in the form of crowdfunding (the funding of projects through a large number of small online donations) and in the development of projects like Wikipedia, the online collaborative encyclopaedia, and now it is beginning to be used as a tool for scientific research.

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Ethical issues raised by the research of crowdsourcing as a new medical technology