Ethics Rapporteur Programme

The Ethics Rapporteur Programme deepens understanding of potential ethical and social implications of research and other work by the academics, scientist and engineers in all the HBP SubProjects (SP). This programme establishes communication links that help HBP achieve and maintain Responsible Research and Innovation goals.

The HBP Ethics Rapporteur is an academic, a scientist, a technologist or an administrator engaged in the work of the HBP who is designated with the responsibility to communicate with the Ethics and Society programme about the ethics, science and technology work of the SubProject. Ethics Rapporteurs include senior and junior members, each possessing a unique set of competencies in science and ethics. 

Ethics Rapporteurs regularly communicate with the Ethics Advisory Board members and with the Ethics Support team. Joint meetings between the three bodies are held annually.

If you have a question concerning the ethical, social or regulatory issues of a particular SubProject you may contact one or more of the representative Ethics Rapporteurs, who are listed below. You can also contact Manuel Guerrero, who is the Ethics Rapporteur Programme lead.

Read further information on the Ethics Rapporteur Programme:


   J Douglas ArmstrongUniversity of Edinburgh - EUDIN / UNITED KINGDOM
   SP1 – Mouse Brain Organisation

   Systems neurobiology with both informatics and wet-lab based research programmes


   Wim VanduffelKU Leuven - LEUVEN / BELGIUM
   SP2 –  Human Brain Organisation

   Neuroimaging, neuronal networks involved in visual attention, cognitive control and decision making




   Conrado BosmanUniversity of Amsterdam - UvA / THE NETHERLANDS
   SP3 – Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience

   Neuronal mechanisms of multisensory integration

   Athena DemertziUniversity of Liège / BELGIUM

   SP3 – Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience

   Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience


   Matthieu GilsonUniversitat Pompeu Fabra - UPF / SPAIN
   SP4 – Theoretical Neuroscience

   Computational Neuroscience





   Trygve LeergaardUniversity of Oslo - UIO / NORWAY
   SP5 – Neuroinformatics

   Neuroanatomy, brain connectivity mapping

   Felix Hoffstaedter, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Forschungszentrum Jülich / GERMANY
   SP5 – Neuroinformatics

   Structural and functional neuroimaging, Automatized analysis of very large multi-modal MRI data sets, Neuroimaging meta-analysis, Brain network modelling based on functional connectivity




   Dan KellerÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - EPFL / SWITZERLAND
   SP6 – Brain Simulation Platform

   Modelling of sub-cellular processes and astrocytes; electrical engineering and molecular biology, specialty in simulation of reaction-diffusion systems in synapses and dendritic spines; In-silico Neuroscience/Algorithm Development; subcellular geometry and molecular scale modelling

   Shreyas M. Suryanarayana, Karolinska Institutet / SWEDEN

   SP6 – Brain Simulation Platform

   Neurophysiology and Computational Modelling




   Boris OrthJülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich / GERMANY
   SP7 – High Performance Analytics and Computing Platform

   High Performance Computing in Neuroscience

   Meredith PeyserJülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich / GERMANY
   SP7 – High Performance Analytics and Computing Platform

   High Performance Computing in Neuroscience


   Erica BorcelLausanne University Hospital - CHUV / SWITZERLAND
   SP8 – Medical Informatics Platform

   Molecular and Behavioural Neuroscience; Clinical Project Manager




   David LesterUniversity of Manchester - UMAN / UNITED KINGDOM
   SP9 – Neuromorphic Computing Platform

   SpiNNaker, neuromorphic computing




   Fabrice O. MorinTechnical University of Munich -TUM / GERMANY
   SP10 – Neurorobotics

   Processing of electrophysiological signals (MEAs, EEG, etc.), lab-on-chip technology and applications, iontophoretic systems for transdermal drug delivery and wound healing, hierarchical temporal schemes for motor control

   Francesca I. CavallaroTechnical University of Munich - TUM / GERMANY
   SP10 – Neurorobotics

   Rehabilitation Robotics, Cognitive Science, Bioethics.


   Florent Gaillard, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne/EPFL
   SP11 – Management and Coordination

   Governance Coordinator, HBP Project Coordination Office




   Tara Mahfoud, King's College London / UNITED KINGDOM
   SP12 – Ethics and Society

   Anthropology of Science, Science and Technology Studies, Neuroscience and Society

   Manuel GuerreroUppsala University - UU / SWEDEN

   SP12 – Ethics and Society

   Sociology, Bioethics, Neuroethics, Ethical and social implications of brain research and neurotechnologies





This page was last updated on 24/09/2019.