NIH Releases a Request for Information Seeking Guidance for Opportunities in Neuroethics; Responses Due July 29, 2016

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NIH Releases a Request for Information Seeking Guidance for Opportunities in Neuroethics; Responses Due July 29, 2016

Sherry Ward, AltTox

Source: https://brainupdate.nih.gov/2016/06/07/nih-releases-a-request-for-information-seeking-guidance-for-opportunities-in-neuroethics

June 7, 2016

NIH solicits input to identify a set of core ethical issues associated with research involving the human brain and resulting from advancements in neurotechnology research and development….

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative® is aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain. By accelerating the development and application of innovative technologies, researchers will be able to produce a new dynamic picture of the brain that, for the first time, will show how individual cells and complex neural circuits interact in both time and space. In recognition of the ethical issues associated with neuroscience research in general, and neurotechnology research and development in particular, the NIH BRAIN Initiative is taking steps to address neuroethics questions and concerns.

As a component of this effort, NIH has released a Request for Information (RFI) related to neuroethics. The RFI solicits input to identify a set of core ethical issues associated with research involving the human brain and to explore where the BRAIN Initiative might invest resources in the area of neuroethics, particularly pertaining to advancements in neurotechnology research and development. The overall aim is to integrate ethical insight into progress under the BRAIN Initiative, and proactively consider ethical implications of the research. Responses must be submitted electronically through BRAIN-info-nimh@mail.nih.gov by July 29, 2016.