Ethics Rapporteur Programme

The Ethics Rapporteur Programme deepens understanding of potential ethical and social implications of research and other work by the academics, scientist and engineers in all the HBP SubProjects (SP). This programme establishes communication links that help HBP achieve and maintain Responsible Research and Innovation goals.

The HBP Ethics Rapporteur is an academic, a scientist, a technologist or an administrator engaged in the work of the HBP who is designated with the responsibility to communicate with the Ethics and Society programme about the ethics, science and technology work of the SubProject. Ethics Rapporteurs include senior and junior members, each possessing a unique set of competencies in science and ethics. 

Ethics Rapporteurs regularly communicate with the Ethics Advisory Board members and with the Ethics Management team. Joint meetings between the three bodies are held annually.

If you have a question concerning the ethical, social or regulatory issues of a particular SubProject you may contact one or more of the representative Ethics Rapporteurs, who are listed below. You can also contact Manuel Guerrero, who is the Ethics Rapporteur Programme lead.

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J Douglas Armstrong, University of Edinburgh - EUDIN / UNITED KINGDOM
SP1 – Mouse Brain Organisation

Systems neurobiology with both informatics and wet-lab based research programmes


Wim VanduffelKU Leuven - LEUVEN / BELGIUM
SP2 –  Human Brain Organisation

Neuroimaging, neuronal networks involved in visual attention, cognitive control and decision making

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Conrado Bosman, University of Amsterdam - UvA / THE NETHERLANDS
SP3 – Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience

Neuronal mechanisms of multisensory integration

Olivia Gosseries, University of Liège / BELGIUM
SP3 – Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience
Expertise Neuroimaging and Clinical Neuroscience

Gorka Zamora-López, Universitat Pompeu Fabra - UPF / SPAIN
SP4 – Theoretical Neuroscience

Computational Neuroscience expert


Trygve Leergaard, University of Oslo - UIO / NORWAY
SP5 – Neuroinformatics

Neuroanatomy, brain connectivity mapping


Dan Keller, Ecole polytechnique de Lausanne - EPFL / SWITZERLAND
SP6 – Brain Simulation Platform

Modelling of sub-cellular processes and astrocytes; electrical engineering and molecular biology, specialty in simulation of reaction-diffusion systems in synapses and dendritic spines; In-silico Neuroscience/Algorithm Development; subcellular geometry and molecular scale modelling


Peter Wallen, Karolinska Institutet / SWEDEN

SP6 – Brain Simulation Platform



Anna Lührs, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich / GERMANY
SP7 – High Performance Analytics and Computing Platform

High Performance Computing in Neuroscience

Meredith PeyserJülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich / GERMANY
SP7 – High Performance Analytics and Computing Platform

High Performance Computing in Neuroscience

Bogdan Draganski, Centre Hospitalier Vaudois- CHUV / SWITZERLAND
SP8 – Medical Informatics Platform

Neuroimaging; clinical neuroscience

Florent Gaillard, Lausanne University Hospital- CHUV / SWITZERLAND
SP8 – Medical Informatics Platform

Communication Manager

David Lester, University of Manchester - UMAN / UNITED KINGDOM
SP9 Neuromorphic Computing Platform

SpiNNaker, neuromorphic computing

Christian Mayr, Technische Universitaet Dresden - TUD / GERMANY
SP9 Neuromorphic Computing Platform

Highly-Parallel VLSI-Systems and Neuromorphic Circuits

Florian Röhrbein, Technical University of Munich -TUM / GERMANY
SP10 – Neurorobotics

Computational neuroscience, brain-inspired cognitive systems, neurorobots, industry-academia collaboration

Rüdiger Dillmann, FZI Karlsruhe - FZI / GERMANY
SP10 – Neurorobotics

Neurorobotics, Robotic Designs and Intelligent Systems


Ainhoa Echeverría, Ecole polytechnique de Lausanne - EPFL / SWITZERLAND
SP11  Central Services

HBP Coordination Office


Lise Bitsch, Fonden Teknologi Rådet - FT / DENMARK
SP12 – Ethics and Society

Project management, public engagement and stakeholder forums

Arleen SallesUppsala University / SWEDEN
SP12 – Ethics and Society