Research, ethics & societal impact Research, ethics & societal impact



This workshop aims to provide participants with insights on ethical aspects of dual-use research in neuroscience and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). Lectures will be given by some of the world‘s leading experts on dual-use in neuroscience research, and by active researchers on RRI. The topics covered will include the chemistry of the brain and dual action of drugs, novel incapacitants, ethics awareness and engagement and RRI. An important ingredient of the workshop is the use of team-based learning techniques.


Application deadline: 25 April 2018



Programme Programme

Download the scientific programme booklet for the 2nd HBP Curriculum Workshop Series, including the programme of the Ethics, research and societal impact workshop - Dual use and Responsible Research: Ethical challenges. 



  • Simisola Akintoye - Responsible Research and Innovation: The role of public engagement
    De Montfort University (DMU), UK
  • Jean Pierre Changeux - The chemistry of the brain and the dual action of drugs: medications or toxic agents? The importance of responsible innovation
    Collège de France and Institut Pasteur (PI), France

  • Malcolm Dando
    - Dual-use neuroscience, novel incapacitants and the 2018 review conference of the chemical weapons convention
    - Team-based learning (TBL) on dual use
    University of Bradford (UoB), UK

  • James Giordano - Dual-use brain science: Realistic capabilities and critical concerns
    Georgetown University Medical Center (GU), USA

  • Tyr Fothergill - Ethics awareness and engagement: The impact of video games
    De Montfort University (DMU), UK

  • Tara Mahfoud - Beyond Dual Use: Exploring the limits of dual use as a guiding concept for ethical research
    King's Colleeg London (KCL), UK

  • Abdul Mohammed - Introduction
    Linnaeus University/Karolinska Institutet (LNU/KI), Sweden

  • Kathryn Nixdorff - Team-based learning (TBL) on dual use
    Darmstadt University of Technology (TU), Germany

  • Sebastian Porsdam-Mann - Cognition, plasticity and ethics
    Harvard Medical School (HMS), USA

  • Bernd Stahl - Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT
    De Montfort University (DMU), UK

  • Inga Ulnicane-Ozolina - tbc
    De Montfort University (DMU), UK

  • Simon Whitby - Team-based learning (TBL) on dual use
    University of Bradford (UoB), UK

Scientific Chair Scientific Chair

Abdul K. Mohammed | LNU/KI
Manuel Guerrero | KI
Arleen Salles | UU


Organisation Organisation

HBP Education Programme Office:
Sabrina Dietrich | MUI
Lisa-Marie Leichter | MUI
Elisabeth Wintersteller | MUI