Policing of information from internet breast cancer list: “List mining” raises new issues in research ethics

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7549.1095-b (Published 04 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1095
  1. James E Till (till@uhnres.utoronto.ca), professor emeritus
  1. University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada M5S 1A1

    EDITOR—“List mining” can be defined as the use, for research purposes, of messages sent to internet based mailing lists. The ethical questions raised by list mining are especially important for health related lists. For example:

    • Should the people …

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