Neuroscience, robotics, AI and medical informatics: New insights with diversity & ethics

3rd HBP Curriculum Workshop Series - Research ethics and societal impact

26-27 September 2019 | Graz University of Technology, Austria


1st ethics workshop

Why are European and national funding agencies asking you to explain how you address ethics and diversity aspects like gender in your research? Because ethics, diversity and the “gender dimension in research and innovation is an added value in terms of excellence, creativity, and business opportunities […] It leads to an in-depth understanding of […] needs, behaviours and attitudes.”

(see H2020 Online Manual)


In this 2-day workshop, scientists from different fields like neuroscience, robotics, AI and medical informatics will provide you with insights on how they consider variables such as sex, gender, age etc. Additionally, experts in ethics and diversity will introduce you to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) concepts and their practical application.

This workshop addresses researchers and students who want to…

  • explore and make best use of gender and diversity in their field of expertise
  • get to know and apply RRI and ethical standards and useful tools for “Diversity in research”
  • share experiences and gain innovative insights from cross-science perspectives


Application deadline: 19 August 2019






The scientific programme will be available soon.



  • Lise Bitsch - Societal impact through engagement of publics and experts in the HBP
    The Danish Board of Technology (TEKNO), Denmark
  • Michele Farisco - Neuroethics and philosophy in RRI
    Uppsala University (UU), Sweden
  • Benedikt Feldotto - Robot stereotypes - What you see is not what you get
    Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany
  • Jan Fousek - Personalized whole-brain models: Capturing the human diversity in medical treatment and research
    Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France
  • Florent Gaillard - Data protection and data ethics: Balancing big data and data driven research
    Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV), Switzerland
  • Karin Grasenick - Research design: Exploring the diversity of research objects and target groups
    convelop cooperative knowledge design gmbh, Austria
  • Harald Kleinberger-Pierer
    - Research design: Exploring the diversity of research objects and target groups
    - A look back and forward: Diversity and ethics in the history of science
    convelop cooperative knowledge design gmbh, Austria
  • Martina Mara - The demystification of the robot: Why we need informed people and explainable machines
    Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU), Austria
  • Kevin McGillivray - Data protection and data ethics: Balancing big data and data driven research
    University of Oslo (UiO), Norway
  • Alessandra Nostro - The role of gender in the multimodal characterization of biological substrates of personality traits
    Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN), Netherlands
  • Alois Saria - The HBP Education Programme
    Medical University Innsbruck (MUI), Austria


Karin Grasenick | CONVELOP

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Harald Kleinberger-Pierer | CONVELOP
Lisa-Marie Leichter | MUI