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Message posted on 12/07/2019

Event announcement: HBP Curriculum Workshop - Research ethics & societal impact, 26-27 September 2019, Graz, Austria

Dear all,

On 26-27 September 2019, the HBP Education Programme will organise a workshop
on research ethics and societal impact at the Graz University of Technology
under the title “Neuroscience, robotics, AI and medical informatics: New
insights with diversity & ethics”.
Participation in the event is open to the entire scientific community, but
especially targets early-career researchers (advanced Master’s students, PhD
students and early postdocs).

Please find some general information about the workshop and the HBP Curriculum
below and at


The HBP Curriculum on Interdisciplinary Brain Science 
combines web-based distance learning courses and complementary
face-to-face workshops. It provides basic lessons in the Human Brain Project
(HBP) core fields neuroscience, medicine and ICT for early-career researchers
outside their area of specialisation, as well as courses on the subjects of
ethics and intellectual property rights, translation and exploitation of

3rd HBP Curriculum Workshop Series -

26-27 September 2019, Graz, Austria

Application deadline: 19 August 2019

In this 2-day workshop, scientists from different fields like neuroscience,
robotics, AI and medical informatics will provide you with insights on how
they consider variables such as sex, gender, age etc. Additionally, experts in
ethics and diversity will introduce you to Responsible Research and Innovation
(RRI) concepts and their practical application.

This workshop addresses researchers and students who want to…

explore and make best use of gender and diversity in their field of expertise
get to know and apply RRI and ethical standards and useful tools for
“Diversity in research”
share experiences and gain innovative insights from cross-science perspectives

Application information & Abstract submission

Application is open to the entire student community and early-career
researchers, regardless of whether they are affiliated with the Human Brain
Project or not. It is aimed to offer equal opportunities for all early-career
researchers regardless of gender, age, origin, etc.

Participation fee: 250 €

The fee does not include travel and accommodation. Fees will be collected
after participants have been selected.

Registration fee waivers are available for a maximum of five participants.
Participants can apply for fee waivers prior to the application deadline by
sending an email to

Please also check with your supervisor how your institution can support you
with regard to expenses for the attendance of the workshops. Further
information about organisations offering travel support can also be found on
our website

Scientific Chairs

Karin Grasenick | convelop cooperative knowledge design gmbh

Harald Kleinberger-Pierer | convelop cooperative knowledge design gmbh

Organised by

Sylvia Aßlaber | Medical University Innsbruck

Laura Saxer | Medical University Innsbruck


Speakers confirmed

Simisola Akintoye (De Montford University, UK)

Michele Farisco (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Benedikt Feldotto (Technical University of Munich, Germany)

Jan Fousek (Aix-Marseille University, France)

Karin Grasenick (convelop cooperative knowledge design gmbh, Austria)

Harald Kleinberger-Pierer (convelop cooperative knowledge design gmbh,

Robert Legenstein (University of Technology Graz, Austria)

Martina Mara (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)

Alessandra Nostro (Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Netherlands)

Alois Saria (Medical University Innsbruck, Austria)
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