The Ethics Advisory Board (EAB)

The Ethics Advisory Board (EAB) is an independent body that advises the HBP Science and Infrastructure Board (SIB) and Directorate (DIR) on specific ethical, regulatory, social and philosophical issues raised by research that is being undertaken or planned under the auspices of the Human Brain Project.

The advisory status of an EAB recommendation implies that individual researchers, investigators, laboratories and institutions retain their legal responsibilities under the terms of local, national and international regulations, as well as professional obligations in place from time to time.

The EAB advises on its own initiative as well as upon requests made by researchers, or other members of HBP, about specific ethical, regulatory, and social issues arising from their research undertaken within the HBP or by collaborators.

The EAB receives management and administration support from Subproject 12's Ethics Support Team.

What makes us human?

Watch a video made by the HBP's Ethics team looking at how modern neuroscience raises fundamental questions about consciousness, intelligence and what makes us human.

EAB Members

Berit BRINGEDAL (EAB Chair) 

Expertise: ethics and social sciences/economics

berit.bringedal@legeforeningen.no   

 

Markus CHRISTEN (EAB Co-Chair)

Expertise: neuroethics/IT/simulation modelling

christen@ethik.uzh.ch

 

Josep DOMINGO-FERRER

Expertise: data privacy/security

josep.domingo@urv.cat

 

Hannah MASLEN

Expertise: neuroethics/applied and legal philosophy

hannah.maslen@philosophy.ox.ac.uk 

 

Miguel MEDINA

Expertise: cellular and molecular neuroscience/animal models

mmedina@ciberned.es

 

Christine MITCHELL

Expertise: bio/medical ethics

christine_mitchell@hms.harvard.edu

 

Sven NYHOLM

Expertise: ethics of technology/robotics

s.r.nyholm@uu.nl

 

Melita ŠALKOVIĆ-PETRIŠIĆ

Expertise: neuropharmacology/basic neuroscience

melita.salkovic.petrisic@mef.hr

Vicenç TORRA

Expertise: AI/IT/data governance

Vicenc.Torra@mu.ie

Blaise YVERT

Expertise: neuroscience/clinical research/simulation modelling

blaise.yvert@inserm.fr

Each member has a linkage with Ethics Rapporteurs (ERs) from the HBP's Subprojects in accordance with their background and expertise. Additional information, including a short biography, of each member can be downloaded by clicking on their name.

EAB's Standard Operating Procedure

Further information on the roles and processes of the EAB can be found here .

Read more about EAB here.

 

This page was last updated on 09/12/2019.