Dr. Tim Mackey: Leveraging Blockchain Technology to Enable Indigenous Data Sovereignty of Genomic Data

B2AI Discussion Forum on Emerging ELSI Issues

Dr. Tim Mackey

Tim Mackey

February 27, 2024

Tim Mackey | February 27, 2024

February 2024

Every month, the Bridge Center will invite a speaker to participate in a monthly speaker series related to ethical issues in biomedical research. 

This month, Dr. Mackey discussed a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in partnership with The Native Biodata Consortium to develop a blockchain-based governance system for managing Indigenous genomic data. He described the prototype’s architecture, including features like privacy preservation, distributed governance, and token/voting rights. You can find a recording to his talk here.