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Science in the Biden White House: Eric Lander, Alondra Nelson, and the Legacy of Lewis Thomas

In a recent article for The Hastings Center, INS President-Elect Joseph J. Fins highlights the early actions the Biden Administration has taken to foster an evidence-based approach to policymaking and to elevate life and social sciences through leadership appointments. As a response to the populism of the previous administration and in the face of the pandemic, Fins is encouraged by these early trends and hopeful they will help American institutions and leaders adequately address the "complex challenges that will require scientific, sociologic, and ethical reflection." 


Postdoctoral Research Scholar

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at North Carolina State University (in Raleigh, NC, USA) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in NeuroComputational Ethics. The position entails a specific research agenda that aligns with Dr. Veljko Dubljevic’s NSF grant 'Virtual Reality Simulations of Moral Decision Making for Autonomous Vehicles,' as well as other research opportunities. Those interested in applying should have experience in conceptual and empirical research with suitable peer-reviewed publications, as well as the aptitude for mentoring students. This is a 1-year appointment with a possibility of renewal. A review of applications will begin on February 25 and the successful candidate will begin April 2021.

Assistant Professor

The Department of Philosophy at the College of Charleston in South Carolina is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor in either bioethics or environmental ethics. Those interested in applying should have a PhD in Philosophy and experience in teaching and research. Applications are due January 31 and the successful candidate will begin on August 16.


BRAIN Initiative funding

The BRAIN Initiative has released all funding opportunities for fiscal year 2021. Browse the series of blog posts to learn more about all 28 opportunities and how to apply.

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Call for papers

The Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics is inviting submissions to 'Clinical Neuroethics,' an annual issue investigating the ethical, legal, and social issues involved in translating brain science to clinical medicine. Papers and 100 word abstracts should be sent to Thomasine Kushner ([email protected]) using the subject line: CN 2020 submission. All submissions are due January 15, 2020 and should follow CQ guidelines.


Unanimously: Senate approves regular neuro-rights

Chile recently became the first country to incorporate neurorights into their constitution. This article, in Spanish published in Futuro 360, describes the constitutional reform and what it means for the future of neurorights.

Evidence of memory from brain data

In this Journal of Law and the Biosciences article, member Emily Murphy and coauthor Jesse Rissman discuss the legal implications of memory. They argue that "courtroom admissibility is presently a misdirected pursuit, though there is still much to be gained from advancing our understanding of the biology of human memory."

Annual meeting session recordings

The 2020 INS Annual Meeting has come and gone, but a number of the session recordings may still be watched (or rewatched). View the complete recordings list to see if your favorite session — or one that you missed live — is available to view. At this time, recordings are only accessible to members. Login with your username and password to watch the videos.


Top student essays on ethical issues in brain science selected in the Neuroethics Essay Contest – September 10, 2020


Neuroethics Wrapped

Share the best art and media about neuroethics from 2020.