The new edition of the NERRI Newsletter talks about the citizen debate “SuperMI” celebrated on November the 13th 2014 in CosmoCaixa science museum (Barcelona). NERRI (Neuro-enhancement Responsible Research and Innovation) not only publishes the story in its web, but also headlines the current Newsletter issue with this event.
The expert group’s general objective is to help the European Commission identify existing indicators and to propose new indicators that can measure impacts of Responsible Research and Innovation activities (RRI). RRI aims to improve the societal alignment of research and innovation.
In particular, RRI is based on six key elements: public engagement, science education, gender equality, open access to scientific information, ethics and governance.
NERRI, Neuroenhancement Responsible Research and Innovation, is a project that lasts 3 years (2013-15), funded by the European Commission in the 7th Framework Programme. The project, which has just begun its journey in a first meeting in Cascais (Portugal), intends to apply the concept of RRI “responsible research and innovation” to a very new field of research on which high expectations are deposited but that also generates much debate: the so-called neuroenhancement.