Funded projects

NEURON Joint Call 2015: "European Research Projects on Ethical, Legal, and Social Aspects (ELSA) of Neuroscience"

Five transnational research consortia are funded under the umbrella of the NEURON JTC 2015 “Neuroethics (ELSA)". In total, 17 research groups from six European countries and Canada collaborate in these projects. The total funding volume of the call adds up to about 3.1 m€.

Proposals are presented in alphabetical order according to their acronym:



Coordinator (in bold) and Partners


Enhancing the Informed Consent Process: Supported decision-making and capacity assessment in clinical dementia research

summary (pdf, 74 KB)

Julia Haberstroh (DE)
José Antonio Seoane (ES)
Jochen Vollmann (DE)
Ana Sofia Carvalho (PT)


The integration of cross-disciplinary research in neuroscience and social science – a methodological case study on economic policies and the neuroscience of agency


summary (pdf, 73 KB)


Jens Harbecke (DE)

Jaako Kuorikoski (FI)

Bernard Feltz (BE)



Intelligent Neuro-Technologies Restoring Functions of Action and Communication: an Evaluation Study

summary (pdf, 73 KB)

Ralf J. Jox (DE)

Eric Racine (CA)

Jan Christoph Bublitz (DE)

David Rodríguez-Arias (ES)


Psychiatric Neurosurgery – Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues

summary (pdf, 76 KB)

Sabine Müller (DE)

Tade Matthias Spranger (DE)

Judy Illes (CA)

Roberto Martínez-Alvarez (ES)
Chris Bervoets (BE)


Ethical and Legal Framework for Predictive Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease Quality of Life of Subjects at Risk and their Close Others

summary (pdf, 72 KB)

Christiane Woopen (DE)

Mercè Boada (ES)