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Last month, members of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Working Group (NEWG) and Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) discussed the ethics of research participant payment, diversifying brain tissue donation, the BRAIN In

September 16, 2021
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Please join us for two virtual NIH BRAIN Initiative meetings tomorrow and Friday. Videocast will be available for the open meeting sessions.

August 18, 2021
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The NIH BRAIN Initiative recently organized a neuroethics-focused session on engagement between neuroethicists, neuroscientists, and the public and scientific communities, as part of the virtual 7th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting.

August 16, 2021
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Colorful pathways in a human brain.

The funding opportunity will support efforts addressing core ethical issues associated with research focused on the human brain and resulting from emerging technologies and advancements supported by the BRAIN Initiative.

July 16, 2021
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The virtual meeting will feature a host of plenary sessions, symposia, research and trainee highlight talks, open dialogues, specialty sessions, networking opportunities, and more. It will take place on June 15-17, 2021.

June 14, 2021
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Recently, members of the Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) and Neuroethics Working Group (NEWG) met virtually to discuss ongoing efforts to promote and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in neuroscience, and bridging basic research with human therapeutics.

June 11, 2021
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Please join us for the next virtual NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Videocast will be available for the open meeting session.

May 17, 2021
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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