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.

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Programme Programme

Download the scientific programme for the 2nd HBP Curriculum Workshop on 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
  • Lise Bitsch - Responsible Research and Innovation: The role of public engagement
    The Danish Board of Technology (TEKNO), Denmark

  • 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

  • Michele Farisco - Drug addiction: From neuroscience to ethics
    Uppsala Universtiy (UU), Sweden

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

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

  • Karin Grasenick - Research Design: Exploring the diversity of research objects and target groups
    convelop cooperative knowledge design gmbh, Austria

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

  • 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 - Responsible Artificial Intelligence: Ethics, governance and policy
    De Montfort University (DMU), UK

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

  • L. Bitsch, J. Giordano, M. Dando, S. Akintoye, I. Ulnicane-Ozolina - Roundtable: Dual-use and RRI

  • Manuel Guererro - Data use and ethical issues in HBP
    Karolinska Institutet (KI), Sweden

Scientific Chair Scientific Chair

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


Organisation Organisation

HBP Education Programme Office:
Lisa-Marie Leichter | MUI
Stefan Mittermayr | MUI