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‘Diving into the data pool: exploring how medical data is shared’

You’re all invited to join the debate…Free public event: ‘Diving into the data pool: exploring how medical data is shared’

Nowgen is organising this event during Manchester Science Festival to explore how openly society wants medical data to be shared. We will feedback your views from the event to the Nuffield Council on Bioethics enquiry into ‘big data’.

Every time you search the web, travel or visit your GP you generate huge amounts of data, which can then be analysed for marketing and research. Most of us accept this as part of modern life, but how do we feel about our medical data being used in a similar way?

Medical data is a powerful tool for biomedical research, but are there implications for privacy, consent and the relationship between individuals and society? Share your views on this controversial subject and discuss the value and challenges of sharing medical information with Manchester’s leading ‘big data’ experts.


  • Professor Andy Brass (School of Computer Science, University of Manchester)
  • Dr Sarah Devaney (School of Law, University of Manchester)
  • Dr Mark Duman (Patient Information Forum)
  • Chaired by Dr Bella Starling from Nowgen.

This event is suitable for anyone aged 14+.

Venue: Kanaris Theatre, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

Date and time: Thurs 31 Oct, 6pm – 7.30pm

Cost: Free

Booking: Strongly recommended. Click here to book places through Eventbrite:

We look forward to seeing you there.

Posted by Kate Dack, Public Programmes Manager, Nowgen

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