Beyond Research Ethics: Dialogues in Neuro-ICT Research

Date

2019-03-29

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Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

1662-5161

Volume Title

Publisher

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

The increasing use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to help facilitate neuroscience adds a new level of complexity to the question of how ethical issues of such research can be identified and addressed. Current research ethics practice, based on ethics reviews by institutional review boards (IRB) and underpinned by ethical principlism, has been widely criticized. In this article, we develop an alternative way of approaching ethics in neuro-ICT research, based on discourse ethics, which implements Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) through dialogues. We draw on our work in Ethics Support, using the Human Brain Project (HBP) as empirical evidence of the viability of this approach.

Description

open access article

Keywords

Information and Communication Technologies, Research Ethics, Responsible Research and Innovation, Human Brain Project, Law and Technology

Citation

Stahl, B.C., Akintoye, S., Fothergill, B.T., Guerrero, M., Knight, W. and Ulnicane, I. (2019) Beyond Research Ethics: Dialogues in Neuro-ICT Research. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13:105

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Research Institute

Centre for Law, Justice and Society