On Friday October 12, 2012, I will be delivering the keynote address at the Virginia IRB Consortium Conference at the University of Virginia. My talk is “Research, the Cloud, and the IRB” (slides are below). While the presentation shares some of the same DNA from my recent presentation at the University of Pittsburgh, this talk will have less focus on particular cases of Internet-based research, and instead will highlight ways that cloud computing is used for research (at application, platform, and infrastructural levels), and the ethical dilemmas that begin to arise given the increased reliance on these systems.

(And like in Pittsburgh, I will begin my talk by invoking this video by Neil Postman, which is what convinced me to get my PhD at NYU.)

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