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Neuro-Enhancement: Responsible Research and Innovation

Objective

This project aims to contribute to the introduction of Responsible Research and Innovation in neuro-enhancement (NE) in the European Research Area and to the shaping of a normative framework underpinning the governance of NE technologies. These will be achieved through mobilization and mutual learning (MML) activities engaging scientists, policy-makers, industry, civil society groups and the wider public. To structure this complex socio-technical domain we propose Analytic Classification of NE technologies into currently available methods, experimental and hypothetical technologies. Each of the types raises some fundamental ethical, legal, social and economic issues, which have different relevance to various societal groups point to different methods of stakeholder engagement, and require different regulatory approaches. Over the course of the project the Analytic Classification will be developed and extended in the work packages. Mobilization will form the central commitment of the project from the outset to the conclusion. WP2 starts with a reconnaissance of the field of NE and the mobilisation of scientists and other stakeholders. Based on the Analytic Classification WP3 will stimulate and organize a broad societal dialogue employing state-of-the-art engagement methodologies tailored to specific issues and stakeholders. A particular focus will be the hopes, fears and expectations of the wider public. WP4 will synthesise the national experiences, map the contours of a normative framework as it emerges from societal engagement and dialogue and elaborate the concept of RRI in Europe. WP5 aims through a variety of dissemination strategies to maximise the impact of the project outcomes throughout Europe. The consortium comprises experts in the neurocognitive sciences, the social sciences and humanities and science communication. Many have prior experience of EC projects and of successful collaborations with other members of the consortium.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society
  • /social sciences

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

CIENCIA VIVA-AGENCIA NACIONAL PARA A CULTURA CIENTIFICA E TECNOLOGICA
Address
Parque Das Nações, Alameda Dos Oceanos Lote 2.10.01
1990-223 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 250 968,50
Administrative Contact
Ana Noronha (Dr.)

Participants (18)

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 321 840,27
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Davina Nauth (Ms.)
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 231 462,40
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
H.A.E. Zwart (Prof.)
OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 243 447,88
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Helge Torgersen (Dr.)
SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE SUPERIORE DI STUDI AVANZATI DI TRIESTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 221 687,40
Address
Via Bonomea 265
34136 Trieste
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gabriele Rizzetto (Mr.)
INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA MOLECULAR E CELULAR-IBMC
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 142 299,30
Address
Rua Alfredo Allen 208
4200 135 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudia Ferreira (Dr.)
CENTER FOR FORMIDLING AF NATURVIDENSKAB OG MODERNE TEKNOLOGI FOND
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 311 402,10
Address
Tuborg Havnevej 7
2900 Hellerup
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sheena Laursen (Mrs.)
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 108 412,40
Address
Warandelaan 2
5037 AB Tilburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Han Somsen (Prof.)
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 175 362,30
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zsuzsanna Gabor (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 136 927,90
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Agnes Lampke
JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 121 041
Address
Saarstrasse 21
55122 Mainz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julia Doré (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 124 294,09
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicole Kronberger (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 191 251,80
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Martin (Ms.)
FONDAZIONE TOSCANA LIFE SCIENCES
Italy
EU contribution
€ 147 413,90
Address
Via Fiorentina 1
53100 Siena
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Paolini (Mr.)
HASKOLI ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 143 572,60
Address
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Salvör Nordal (Dr.)
Genetic Alliance
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 161 978,74
Address
Unit 4D Leroy House , Essex Road 436
N1 3QP London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Buddug Cope (Mrs.)
THE EUROPEAN BRAIN COUNCIL AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 186 543,80
Address
Rue D Egmont 11
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Alistair Newton (Mr.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 31 769,41
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 60 754,56
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gill Wells (Ms.)