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Engage Podcast episode discusses research data | Penn State University

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute released the latest episode of its Engage Podcast, discussing the importance of data and how sharing data advances science. Jennifer McCormick, an associate professor of humanities at Penn State College of Medicine, gives an overview of the different types of data collected in health research, the importance of informed consent, and data ownership issues.

McCormick provides research ethics consultations to the Penn State research community as part of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute services. Learn more about institute consultations here.

Listen to episode 11 of the Engage Podcast at

Each episode of Engage Podcast educates listeners about the research process and how Penn State research helps improve our neighbors’ and communities’ health. Engage Podcast is available on all major platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify. A monthly community-focused newsletter further explores podcast topics. The April edition is now available here. Engage Podcast also is highlighted through a Linked In Spotlight page here.

About Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute provides tools, services and training to make health research more efficient at Penn State. It advocates for translational science at the university and is a bridge between basic scientists and clinical researchers. The institute encourages collaboration to discover new treatments, medical procedures and ways to diagnose disease. Learn more at Receive the institute’s weekly newsletter by signing up here.

Last Updated April 28, 2021


Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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