Neuroethics Learning Collaborative
Today's neuroscience graduate students will help shape the future role of neuroscience in society. This course covers the key ethical, legal and social implications of neuroscience for neuroscientists, especially graduate students. It is a hybrid classroom-online learning program that links students across universities. In spring 2010 we are partnering with the University of Wisconsin, and the following year we will open the course up to students at universities around the world. If you would like your university to participate, please read the information below and contact us. The NLC is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Please visit the Neuroethics Learning Collaborative site.
The course is organized into four main segments: Foundations (philosophical and applied ethics), Regulatory Issues in Neuroscience (conflict of interest, responsible conduct of research, drug and device approval), Monitoring and Manipulating the Brain (cosmetic pharmacology, brain imaging, brain-machine interfaces), and State Uses of Neuroscience (legal and military uses of neuroscience, drug policy).
Lectures are filmed at Penn and can be viewed online, with students at other universities watching individually or gathering to watch together. Remote sites are encouraged to gather students for face to face discussion of lectures. In addition, there are threaded discussions among students at different universities, shared online Q&A, as well as panel discussions of student questions linking different sites.
Departments and graduate programs can offer their students a course in neuroethics as part of the NLC. The course is designed for flexibility and can serve as an elective course or to fulfill eithics education requirements. For more information please send an email to:
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