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Citation for Proposing a 'Consent Commons' in open education - balancing the desire for openness with the rights of people to refuse or withdraw from participation

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posted on 2023-05-23, 10:48 authored by Williams, J, Hardy, S, Megan Quentin-Baxter
A new 'Consent Commons' licensing framework is proposed, complementing Creative Commons, to clarify the permissions given for using and reusing clinical and non-clinical digital recordings of people (patients and non-patients) for educational purposes. Consent Commons is a sophisticated expression of ethically based 'digital professionalism', which recognises the rights of patients, carers, their families, teachers, clinicians, students and members of the public to have some say in how their digital recordings are used (including refusing or withdrawing their consent), and is necessary in order to ensure the long term sustainability of teaching materials, including Open Educational Resources (OER). Consent Commons can ameliorate uncertainty about the status of educational resources depicting people, and protect institutions from legal risk by developing robust and sophisticated policies and promoting best practice in managing their information.


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Repositorio Institucional: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)


College Office - College of Health and Medicine

Event title

The Open Education Conference (OpenEd 2010)

Event Venue

Barcelona, Spain

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Creative Commons 2010 CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 ES (Spain)

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  • Open

Socio-economic Objectives

Teaching and instruction technologies