Meeting – Our Brain, Our World, Ourselves: O3

Key goals of the meeting

Demonstrate that ethics is a vital component of neuroscience research and innovation in a global context
Identify and specify the key research themes/topics for global neuroscience ethics

Identify key research areas in whichneuroscience, ethics and related disciplines must work together to create solutions to challenging global health problems

  • Identify key research questions for ethics in the context of global neuroscience
  • Identify key research questions for the brain sciences, in the context of global ethics

Identify the most tractable way(s)to implement a research agenda in global neuroscience ethics

Consider a MacArthur-like research consortium model, in which key international nodes / people lead on thematic areas

  • Identify barriers and opportunities for this model

Identify other potential models and funding opportunities for implementation of this research agenda

Key outputs

A. A short consensus White Paperthat distills key research themes/areas in each thematic area
B. A report/commentary in a major scientific journal
C. A preliminary plan for pursuing future research on each theme
D. Incorporate (A-C) into a grant proposal to start the Global Neuroscience Ethics Initiative
E. An O3 website
F. Short O3 film by Nell Butler
G. Short O3 book by Mo Costandi with input
H. An O3 response to the NIH BRAIN Neuroethics RIF (to be discussed)