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INCF partners with INS to disseminate neuroethics education

22 January 2021

As a part of our efforts to make available educational materials in neuroethics, we are proud to announce our partnership with the International Neuroethics Society (INS) to disseminate a webinar series covering a range of neuroethics topics. The webinars are organized by the INS Emerging Issues Task Force and will be streamed live by INS once a month, from January to June, 2021. INCF will make the recordings available on demand as a part of the neuroethics collection on the INCF TrainingSpace platform.

In bringing the INS and INCF communities together, we hope to strengthen the understanding of neuroethics principles and advance ethical practices in neuroscience and neuroinformatics research. INCF’s efforts to develop and curate educational materials in neuroethics are supported by a generous grant from the Dana Foundation

The first webinar, titled ‘Choose Your Own Device: Do-It-Yourself Neuromodulation Panel Discussion,’ is scheduled for January 27, 12:00–1:00pm (EST), exploring neurotechnologies such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and electroencephalogram (EEG) headsets and their ability to change the way we understand and alter our brains. Particular attention will be given to the use of neurotechnology by everyday people and the implications this has for regulatory oversight and citizen neuroscience. 

Panelists include:

  • Marcello Ienca, ETH Zurich 
  • Karola Kreitmair, University of Wisconsin–Madison 
  • Anna Wexler, University of Pennsylvania 
  • Ishan Dasgupta, University of Washington 

Visit the series webpage and sign up for email updates for more information about upcoming webinar topics, dates and featured speakers as announced. 

The International Neuroethics Society is a professional association of scientists, scholars, students, and practicing legal and health professionals leading discussion on the complex ethical issues arising from brain research and an expanding understanding of the mind. Experts in the ethical, legal, and societal impacts of advances in neuroscience, Society members are uniquely equipped to communicate the value and implications that new knowledge, technologies, and potential applications may bring to human health and wellbeing.

INS webinar series