Next week the HBP Ethics Support team will be at the annual HBP Open Day (Monday, 3 February) and HBP Summit (Tuesday to Thursday, 4-6 February) which this time will take place in Athens (Greece).

Join us for the HBP Open Day 2020

Everyone is warmly invited to join the HBP Open Day on Monday, 3rd February at Megaron International Conference Centre in Athens. The Open Day provides a great opportunity to learn about the latest HBP research, talk to HBP members and listen to interesting talks and discussions. Registration is free but mandatory and you can register for the Open Day here.

The Agenda for the Open Day 2020 includes a keynote on computation in the brain and a number of exciting panel discussions on brain initiatives around the world, research and data infrastructures, and Big Data and Computational Neuroscience.

At the Science Agora, you can learn about HBP research in neuroscience, robotics and computing, explore new brain research infrastructure EBRAINS and discover opportunities to collaborate and engage with HBP Education and training activities. Work of our Ethics Support team will be part of the Booth 8: Social, Ethical and Reflective. Here Ethics and Society Subproject will present its research on and practice of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and dual use which includes foresight, neuroethics and philosophy, engagement, and ethics support. We will share this booth with Diversity and Gender Equality task which focus on equal opportunities for all in the HBP.

You can learn more about the Open Day 2020 in this video and press release. Our blog post on the previous 2018 HBP Open Day and Summit in Maastricht (Netherlands) can give some idea what to expect. We look forward to meeting you at the Open Day 2020! Please do not hesitate to come and discuss with us any questions you might have about ethics support in the HBP.

Ethics Support @ HBP Summit 2020

The Open Day will be followed by the three-day long annual HBP Summit of the HBP consortium which brings together around 500 researchers from 132 universities, hospitals and research centres. These three days will be full with exciting talks, meetings and sessions about HBP research and infrastructure. Ethics Support team members will take part in many of these activities. In particular, we would like to highlight two parallel sessions on Wednesday, 5 February, which are open to all Summit participants:

  • Parallel session 1 (9:00-9:40) Responsible Research and Innovation in the HBP and Data Protection which will focus on future RRI, ethics and data protection activities in the HBP
  • Parallel session 5 (14:40-15:20) Responsible Dual Use of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology which is organised by the HBP Dual Use Working Group to discuss past and future dual use work in the HBP
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