Georgetown Students Offer Solutions for Ethical Data Use


Georgetown University's Ethics Lab is a creative hub for students, faculty experts, and outside partners to join forces on today's most challenging moral issues. Their projects include a bioethics workshop for researchers and health professionals and an empathy-mapping toolkit that will soft launch this year. They also develop and offer project-based ethics courses to students. This semester's Data Ethics class asked students to dream up creative, viable solutions to the University's use of student data.

Students were divided into teams and formally presented their ideas to University CIO and an outside panel of jurors. Proposals included a guerrilla marketing campaign to raise student awareness of data safety, an engaging educational game about data ethics, and a new approach to meaningful focus groups. The next iteration of this class will be offered in the fall, along with a flagship course on the ethics of social media. READ MORE