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Last year, The BRAIN Initiative® proposed a challenge for students to describe their perspectives on the ethics and implications of emerging neurotechnologies. This month, Drs. John Ngai and Walter Koroshetz announced the winners live via an online broadcast.

March 31, 2021
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In January, members of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Working Group (NEWG) and Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) met virtually to discuss emerging ethics themes in BRAIN and ongoing efforts to promote and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in neuroscience.

March 17, 2021
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Please join us for two virtual NIH BRAIN Initiative meetings on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 and Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Videocast will be available for the BRAIN Neuroethics Working Group meeting and for the open session of the BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group meeting.

January 22, 2021
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The BRAIN community may be interested in several upcoming virtual events in October, including workshops, a town hall, and toolmaker series. Read this post to learn more about all of these exciting events.  

October 22, 2020
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The BRAIN Initiative has recently launched two projects for high school students, a web-based, interactive, educational experience called the BRAIN Explorer and the BRAIN Initiative Challenge, an essay and video contest for high school students.

October 01, 2020
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Recently, members of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Working Group (NEWG) and Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) discussed racial inequities in neuroscience and biomedicine, COVID-19 impacts on research, and future BRAIN funding.

September 25, 2020
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Please join us for two upcoming virtual meetings: the NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Working Group on Thursday, August 20, 2020 and the Multi-Council Working Group on Friday, August 21, 2020. Videocast will be available for the open sessions of both meetings.

August 18, 2020
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Videocast will be available for the open sessions of the upcoming NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Working Group on Thursday, January 30, 2020 and the Multi-Council Working Group on Friday, January 31, 2020.

January 30, 2020
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Does your research involve bioethics? If so, you may want to consider the new bioethics funding supplements. These administrative supplements can support BRAIN-funded scientists conducting neuroethics research or those who seek to integrate bioethics into their projects.

January 21, 2020
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This week, a series of daily blog posts will highlight 28 new and reissued BRAIN Initiative funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for 2020.

December 16, 2019