Ethical Issues in Neuroscience Research

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On November 3, 2014, NIH convened a workshop entitled Ethical Issues in Neuroscience Research. The workshop brought together three dozen researchers, clinicians, bioethicists, and patient organization representatives, along with leadership from the National Science Foundation, the Food and Drug Administration, and NIH, to identify five to ten high priority areas for NIH-supported research that can inform policies pertaining to either the ethical conduct of neuroscience research or the ethical use of neuroscience research. A full summary of the workshop is posted online in the November 2014 NIH neuroethics workshop summary.