The Ethics Rapporteurs were vital to the ethics governance of the Human Brain Project. Together, they identifed, addressed and provided an overview of emerging social and ethical questions raised by research in the Project. 

The Ethics Rapporteur Programme has contributed to an overall uptake of principles and practices of responsible research and innovation (RRI) across the HBP. The Ethics Rapporteurs had monthly meetings and communicate regularly with the Ethics Advisory Board members and the HBP Ethics Coordination team. Joint meetings between the three bodies were held periodically.

The Ethics Rapporteur Programme and its Work Package and Ethics Advisory Board participants identifed and discussed emergent ethical and social questions that arise from scientific or other activities of the HBP. Those questions were systematised periodically in the so-called "One-pager Compilation Report on Ethical Issues", which gave an ongoing high-level overview of the ethics and social-related questions of the HBP. Participants of the Project could choose to register ethical, regulatory, or social issues in the Point of Registration (PORE), ensuring the issues could be followed through to a result or disposition.

Ethics Rapporteurs

Academics, scientists, technologists and administrators in senior and junior positions across the HBP, each with their unique skillset, took on the role of Ethics Rapporteur. 

Manuel Guerrero

Programme lead

Douglas Armstrong

WP1 Representative

Damien Depannmaecker

WP1 Representative

Michele Farisco

WP2 Representative

Jitka Annen

WP2 Representative

Theofanis Panagiotaropoulos

WP2 Representative

Wim Vanduffel

WP2 Representative

Tonii Leach

WP3 Representative

Birgit Schauffhauser

WP4 Representative

Samira Najih Besson

WP4 Representative

Francesca Cavallaro

WP5 Representative

Maren Frings

WP6 Representative

Boris Orth

WP6 Representative

Andrew Rowley 

WP6 Representative

Annemieke Michels

WP7 Representative

Bárbara Gasset

WP8 Representative

Judith Kathrein

WP8 Representative

George Ogoh

WP9 Representative

Anyone can request to address ethical, regulatory and social issues raised by HBP research.

Register an Ethical Concern

Ethics & Society Training Resources

We have developed training resources that cover a wide range of issues in data governance, responsible research and innovation, and neuroethics.

Our training modules provide tools and methods for foresight, as well as critical and philosophical reflection.

Introduction to Responsible Research & Innovation in HBP Human & Animal Data in EBRAINS Gender, Diversity & Inclusion Researcher Awareness & Integrity Dual Use of Concern & Misuse Knowledge Transfer & Commercialization Neuroethics, Consciousness & AI Ethics Foresight & Public Engagement Science Communication

More Ethics & RRI 

The Human Brain Project will have an impact on both science and society.

We promote RRI practices within the HBP, and help to shape the direction of its research in ethically sound ways that serve the public interest. 

Learn about Ethics & RRI in the HBP!