Workshop “Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in action”

On February 25th, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) will organize a workshop as final event of the NERRI activities

The next 25th of February from 18h to 20h, the Studies Centre on Science, Communication and Society of Pompeu Fabra University (SCS-UPF)  will organize a workshop on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) as the final event to celebrate the ending of the NERRI Project (Neuro-enhancement: Responsible Research and Innovation). The event is open to the public and will take place at the Charles Darwin room of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB). The workshop is structured to discover the different models of citizen participation in the framework of the experience with NERRI. The main results of the project will be analyzed, in particular, the opinions and attitudes of the European citizenship towards the research and application of techniques to increase cognitive capacities in healthy individuals (memory, calculus, concentration capacity, etc.).

Over the three-years of the NERRI project, Pompeu Fabra University has organized several activities in order to discover what the different stakeholders think about neuro-enhancement. This discipline studies how to improve cognitive abilities of healthy individuals by using stimulant drugs and technological innovations, something that nowadays raises several questions related to social and ethical issues. The NERRI project has highlighted that there is a wide range of opinions about neuro-enhancement around Europe. The activities organized by UPF have promoted the public debate and the mutual learning about a new field of neuroscience research. Some of the activities that UPF has arranged are focus groups, public debates in science museums and citizen debate games (Play Decide game).

The workshop is free, but please confirm your attendance by sending an email to nerri@upf.edu.

You can follow the official Twitter account of the NERRI Project in @NERRI_eu. Moreover, you can follow the Twitter account @NERRIspain to know more in depth the activities developed in Spain.

What: Workshop on RRI in action and the European project NERRI

When: Thursday, February 25th, 18-20h

Where: PRBB (C/ Dr. Aiguader 88, 08003 Barcelona). Charles Darwin room (see map)

Registration: nerri@upf.edu

- See more at: http://ccs.upf.edu/en/workshop-responsible-research-and-innovation-rri-in-action-final-event-of-the-nerri-project/#sthash.b6Aj99BS.dpuf