Since the society was founded in 2006, membership has grown to over 300 individuals from about 25 countries. Our annual meetings host distinguished speakers on a range of topics in neuroethics from psychopharmacology and global mental health to neuroscience in the courts. In the last few years, the INS has distributed over $20,000 in travel stipends to students located around the world.

Keeping up our membership and overall financial support is vital to the organization — the greater our numbers, the greater our effectiveness. We encourage you to support the organization through:

General Support 2019


The Dana Foundation



  • Steven E. Hyman
  • Gladys Maestre

Annual Meeting 2019

The following organizations and individuals provided essential support for the 2019 INS Annual Meeting, to be held on October 17 and 18, 2019 in Chicago, IL.


Janssen Neuroscience; Pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson
Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute
The Kavli Foundation
Taylor & Francis; Taylor & Francis Group


  • Individuals

  • James and Elisabeth Ewing
  • Dr. Michael Patterson
  • Anonymous


Neuroethics Canada; Brain, Health, Human Values
Penn Masters of Bioethics Program
Monash University: Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health
Wellcome Centre Ethics + Humanities


General Support 2018


The Dana Foundation



  • Jennifer Chandler
  • Alexandre Erler
  • James and Elisabeth Ewing
  • Nita Farahany
  • Joseph J. Fins
  • Mark Frankel
  • Hank Greely
  • Steven Hyman
  • Marcello Ienca
  • Tom Insel
  • Philipp Kellmeyer
  • Denis Larrivee
  • Debra JH Mathews
  • Helen Mayberg
  • Karen Rommelfanger
  • Jiwon Shim
  • Michael Traynor
  • Anonymous (multiple)

Annual Meeting 2018

The following organizations and individuals provided essential support for the 2018 INS Annual Meeting, held November 1 and 2, 2018, in San Diego, CA.


  • Janssen Neuroscience
  • Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute
  • The Kavli Foundation
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience
  • The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology


  • International Brain Research Organization
  • Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal
  • International Neuroethics Society
  • Neuroethics Canada
  • Dr. Michael Patterson
  • Mark Frankel
  • Anonymous


  • Elsevier
  • Oxford University Press
  • Springer


  • Duke Science & Society
  • IEEE Brain Initiative
  • Penn Center for Neuroscience & Society


The International Neuroethics Society (INS) is a professional society organized to encourage and inspire research and dialogue on the responsible use of advances in brain science. INS welcomes funding and in-kind support to advance our mission.

The INS will publicly acknowledge all support—financial and in-kind—on our website and in publications or programs, whenever appropriate. Receipt of support does not imply INS's endorsement of the donor or its products, services, or policies. In compliance with IRS regulations, no goods or services were received in return for donations. The International Neuroethics Society confirms its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status under FEIN number 20-5230980.