Ethics of Big Data in Medizin

Date: 25.06.2024 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m         
Konzil- und Professorenzimmer des Rektors (R 213/214), Universitätshauptgebäude, Universitätsplatz 1, 18055 Rostock
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Gert Helgesson
Number of participants: ca. 35
Language: English           
Target audience: Early career researchers (including advanced students, doctoral candidates, and postdocs) from various disciplines such as medicine, informatics, and humanities, as well as anyone else interested in the topic.       

Course description:

Ethics in the digitalization of medicine encompasses considerations such as trust, digital privacy, and informed consent, especially within the realm of big data. This seminar explores the vital aspects of trust, privacy, and autonomy (informed consent) against the backdrop of the evolving digital landscape in healthcare. It is designed for both early-career scholars and anyone interested in the ethical dimensions of medicine in the era of big data.


  • Big Data and trust
  • Digital privacy
  • Big Data and autonomy
  • Big data and biobanking
  • Digitalization in medicine


Please register for the event by e-mail: johann-christian.poderuni-rostockde (subject: Registration Helgesson, lecture XY)."

Information about the lecturer

Gert Helgesson serves as a Professor of Medical Ethics at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management, and Ethics at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. His research covers a wide range of topics, from research ethics, including areas like plagiarism and authorship, to the ethical challenges faced by physicians in life-and-death decisions. Professor Gert Helgesson is recognized as one of Sweden’s leading and internationally acknowledged medical ethicists, with the Karolinska Institutet, his home institution, internationally renowned for research in medical ethics. In June 2024, Gert Helgesson will be joining the Department ‘Aging of Individuals and Society’ as a Mare Balticum Fellow.

Contact at the University of Rostock

Prof. Dr. Johann-Christian Põder
Universität Rostock
Theologische Fakultät
Universitätsplatz 1, Raum 301
18055 Rostock
Deutschland / Germany
Tel.: +49 381 498-8409 (office)

Coordination of the Mare Balticum Fellowship Program

Corina Reinheckel
Head of the Graduate Academy

Universitätsplatz 1
Universität Rostock
18051 Rostock

Tel.: +49 (0)381 498 1022 | Fax.: +49 381 498-1181022

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