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NIH to Host Workshop on Using Public Engagement to Inform the Use of Data in Biomedical Research

NIH will be hosting a workshop on February 27, 2023, to discuss how public feedback can help inform the use of new types of data (e.g., wearable devices, smart sensors, social media), new types of analysis (e.g., Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning), and data linkage and aggregation in research.  The meeting will feature discussion panels to share key points and themes from community conversations NIH has held across the country on the uses of personal health data in research.  The panels will also feature discussion from ethicists, biomedical researchers, technology engineers and developers, public health experts, and clinician researchers who might utilize novel technologies to generate data.  

The discussions will be used to help inform deliberations related to the latest charge to the Novel and Exceptional Technology and Research Advisory Committee. It will also help inform OSP’s ongoing efforts to ensure public engagement is at the foundation of policy development. 

The workshop will begin at 12:00 pm ET and end at 8:00 pm ET and be webcast to the public. Additionally, opportunities to raise questions for discussion during the meeting will be provided for members of the public. Full information, including agenda and webcast information, will be posted at: If you have any questions, please contact us at You can also follow us on Twitter: @NIH_OSP

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