The Neuroethics Division of the BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) recommends overall approaches for how the NIH BRAIN Initiative might handle issues and problems involving ethics. The Division has regular meetings to address the following charges:
Recommend overall approaches for how the BRAIN Initiative should handle issues and problems involving ethics.
Inform the MCWG and NIH on research questions important for BRAIN that could be answered through focused Funding Opportunity Announcements.
Consider proposed funding areas for BRAIN projects for questions of ethical risk.
Examine selected projects or applications for ethical concerns and, when appropriate, provide an ethics consultation.
Draft relevant guidance documents to address critical ethical issues associated with BRAIN research.