The Ethics Rapporteurs are vital to the ethics governance of the Human Brain Project. Together, they identify, address and provide an overview of emerging social and ethical questions raised by research in the Project.
The Ethics Rapporteur Programme is contributing to an overall uptake of principles and practices of responsible research and innovation (RRI) across the HBP. The Ethics Rapporteurs have monthly meetings and communicate regularly with the Ethics Advisory Board members and the HBP Ethics Coordination team. Joint meetings between the three bodies are held periodically.
The Ethics Rapporteur Programme and its Work Package and Ethics Advisory Board participants identify and discuss emergent ethical and social questions that arise from scientific or other activities of the HBP. Those questions are systematised periodically in the so-called "One-pager Compilation Report on Ethical Issues", which gives an ongoing high-level overview of the ethics and social-related questions of the HBP. Participants may choose to register ethical, regulatory, or social issues in the Point of Registration (PORE), ensuring the issues can be followed through to a result or disposition.
Academics, scientists, technologists and administrators in senior and junior positions across the HBP, each with their unique skillset, take on the role of Ethics Rapporteur.
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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.