On November 30th and December 1st took place in Vienna the last meeting of the project NERRI (Neuro-Enhancement: Responsible Research and Innovation). As one of the NERRI members, Pompeu Fabra University participated in this event and represented the Spanish section of the project.
During the meeting, it was very much discussed the main points of what has been achieved so far with the NERRI project. The Consortium dived in deep conversations about the final outcome of the project: a White Paper on neuro-enhancement in Europe. This document will include four different perspectives of the topic: Law, Ethics, Socio-Politics and Methods and Tools.
The final White Paper will draw conclusions on the social, ethical and legal aspects that appear the most during public debates, and also about what has been learnt from the methods and tools used and explain which one works best for different purposes and with different audiences. At the meeting, UPF presented the advances made regarding the report on neuro-enhancement applied to minors.
The NERRI project is a three-year initiative funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. The project applies the concept of RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation) to the field of neuro-enhancement, a discipline that studies how to improve individual cognitive abilities with the use of technologies, methods or substances. The NERRI consortium is composed of 18 institutions from 11 different countries.
Este blog cuenta con la financiación de la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) y el Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación