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Last month, members of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Working Group (NEWG) and Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) discussed research-related care needs for trial participants, emerging ethics themes, the annual BRAIN Initiative meeting, and more.

September 14, 2022
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Please join us for two virtual NIH BRAIN Initiative meetings on Tuesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 24. Videocast will be available for the open meeting sessions. 

Neuroethics Working Group Meeting – Tuesday, August 23, 2022 

August 22, 2022
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This spring, the BRAIN Initiative launched an essay and video challenge for high school students to discuss their perspectives on the ethical considerations of emerging brain technologies. The winners were announced live last week via an online broadcast. 

June 27, 2022
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Last month, members of the Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) met virtually to discuss the current state of the NIH BRAIN Initiative and to learn about new chemical and synthetic biology technologies.

June 16, 2022
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The next virtual NIH BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group meeting will be held on Monday, May 16, 2021. Please joins us for the open meeting session available on videocast.  

May 13, 2022
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On May 24 and 25, 2022, a BRAIN Neuroethics Working Group (NEWG) workshop will seek perspectives around research-related care needs for participants of implanted neural device trials after a trial ends.
May 11, 2022
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The 2nd annual BRAIN Initiative Challenge is an essay and video contest for high school students which seeks diverse perspectives on ethics surrounding emerging brain technologies.  

April 18, 2022
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An icon for the BRAIN Initiative Challenge, showing a brain icon, a light bulb, scales, and a brain circuit.

The BRAIN Initiative® has recently launched an essay and video contest for high school students called the BRAIN Initiative Challenge 2.0, which seeks diverse perspectives on the ethics surrounding emerging brain technologies. 

March 16, 2022
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This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) has been issued to facilitate integration of neuroethics perspectives in BRAIN-funded research on humans. 

March 14, 2022
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A virtual Congressional Briefing today will feature a panel of speakers to share information on the necessity of brain donation.  

March 08, 2022