Training opportunities

Providing the prerequisites for Responsible Research and Innovation within the Human Brain Project, EBRAINS, and the neuroscience community.

Neuroethical reflection on consciousness and cognition

16 November 2022 | 13:00-15:00 CET

This course offers an overview of the state of the art neuroethical reflection about consciousness and cognition, with particular focus on two dimensions...

  • Foundational issues related to the definition of consciousness, including its possible operationalization in the clinical context and its implication for potential technological simulation/emulation.
  • Practical issues related to the detection of residual consciousness in patients with Disorders of Consciousness (i.e., Vegetative State/Unaware Wakefulness Syndrome, Minimally Conscious State, Cognitive-Motor Dissociation).

Register to participate on 16 November

Contact: Michele Farisco (michele.farisco[at]

Neuroethics and AI ethics

11 October 2022 | 13:00-15:00 CET

The Neuroethics and AI ethics course will offer an introduction to AI ethics and a specific analysis of the potential synergies between neuroethics and AI ethics. Taking brain-inspired AI as a case study the course will analyse two aspects in particular: emerging issues and methodology. The goal is to raise awareness of the ethical relevance of AI, and to introduce relevant conceptual tools for identifying and assessing them.

Register to participate on 11 October

Contact: Michele Farisco (michele.farisco[at]

Ethics & Society Training Resources

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We conduct training that covers a wide range of issues in data governance, responsible research and innovation, and neuroethics.

The Human Brain Project’s Capacity Development Committee works to provide researchers who are using the EBRAINS research infrastructure or who work within the Human Brain Project with the skills needed to identify and address ethical, legal, and societal issues that arise from brain research. It is enabling a responsible research and innovation culture within the Human Brain Project, EBRAINS, and the neuroscience community, raising awareness of the need to anticipate and deliberate on issues regarding responsibility through engaging with the public. It provides tools and methods for foresight, as well as critical and philosophical reflection.


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George Oogoh

George Ogoh

De Montfort University


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

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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. 

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