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EBC project leader: Dr David Nutt, Frederic Destrebecq, Tadeusz Hawrot

Science and technology advances rapidly. The NERRI project works to establish productive dialogue between potential users, potential “designers” (researchers, engineers, developers) and potential legislators of Neuro-Enhancement technologies, before products start to hit the marketplace. The aim is to ensure that that technological research and innovation proceeds in ethically acceptable and socially desirable directions. Beyond facilitating this dialogue NERRI will also put forward policy recommendations for the governance of neuro-enhancement technologies.

EBC is a full partner in the Consortium with the role of providing strategic and operational advice on all aspects of the work including civil society engagement; the mobilisation of scientists and commercial sector companies (pharmaceutical and devices) and patient groups, and communication and dissemination.