Call for Proposals for research projects on Ethical, Legal, and Social Aspects (ELSA) of Neuroscience

Neuroscientific research yields constant progress regarding our basic understanding of the structure and function of the human brain under healthy and pathological conditions. This knowledge is fundamental for the development of new diagnostics and treatments for patients suffering from neurological or psychiatric diseases. At the same time, neuroscientific research has implications for the understanding, and thus potentially also the control, of human decision-making, behaviour, emotions, and social interactions. Findings from neuroscientific research can furthermore deeply affect human self-understanding and conscience as such.

The NEURON Joint Transnational Call 2017 “European Research Projects on Ethical, Legal, and Social Aspects (ELSA) of Neuroscience” therefore addresses this important multi-faceted topic.
Investigating the ethical, philosophical, legal and socio-cultural aspects related to neuroscientific research helps us to ensure that neuroscientific methods and findings are utilized in ways which are of the best possible benefit for our society. The high societal relevance of neuroscientific research is underlined by continuously high public interest and ongoing public discourse on this topic.

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Call text: Read more about this call’s purpose, aims, and application procedures.

Funded projects: Three transnational consortia work on ELSA Neuroscience.

Call statistics: Success rates, country of origin and gender aspects.

For general information, please contact the Joint Call Secretariat:

ELSA Neuroscience Joint Call Secretariat
DLR Project Management Agency, Health; on behalf of the BMBF
Dr. Katja Kuhlmann
+49 228 3821 1723

Dr. Anna Gossen

+49 228 3821 1684