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ELSA Neurosciences Joint Call Secretariat
Project Management Agency
Part of the German Aerospace Center (DLR-PT)
- Health Research -

Dr Anna Gossen

Phone: +49 228 3821-1684


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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 2020 “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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