Neuroethics Co-Lab Think Tank

The Neuroethics and Neurotech Innovation Collaboratory offers neuroethics policy research and advising as well as confidential neuroethics consulting.

We utilize our rich cross-sectoral networks to convene global leaders to deliberate over and co-create practical solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s thorniest neuroethical issues. An example of one of our standing transnational collaborations with large-scale national-level brain research projects can be found here: We have collaborations with the BrainMind, the International Brain Initiative, the National Institutes of Health, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Economic Forum, and a wide range of public- and private-sector partners. We are also cultivating a community of neuroethics early adopters in neuro-industry.


We maintain a curated clearing house for the state-of -the-art in neuroethics guidance. Please feel free to contact Dr. Karen Rommelfanger if you’d like to have your guidance vetted by our team or if you’d like to connect to utilize our think tank functions.


  1. Recommendation of the Council on Responsible Innovation in Neurotechnology (OECD, 2019)
  2. Neuroethics Guiding Principles for the NIH BRAIN Initiative (Greely, et al. 2018)


  1. Standards Roadmap: Neurotechnologies for Brain-Machine Interfacing (IEEE Standards Association, 2020).
  2. Neuroethics questions to Guide Ethical Research in the International Brain Initiatives (Global Neuroethics Summit Delegates et al., 2018)
  3. Four ethical priorities for neurotechnologies and AI (Yuste, et al. 2017)
  4. Grand Challenges for Global Brain Sciences (Global Brain Workshop, 2016)
  5. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank: A Review of Emerging Issues and Technologies (Deeb, et al., 2016)
  6. Human Performance Enhancement (HPE) Workshop (American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2016)
  7. Cognitive Enhancement and Beyond: Recommendations from the Bioethics Commission (Allen & Strand, 2015)
  8. Non-Invasive Neuromodulation of the Central Nervous System: A Workshop (Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders, 2015)
  9. Gray Matters: Integrative Approaches for Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society, Volume I (Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, 2015)
  10. Gray Matters: Integrative Approaches for Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society, Volume II (Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, 2015)
  11. Consensus on guidelines for stereotactic neurosurgery for psychiatric disorders (Nuttin, et al, 2014)
  12. Novel neurotechnologies: intervening in the brain (Nuffield Council on Bioethics, 2013)
  13. Responding to request from adult patients for neuroenhancements. Guidance of the Ethics, Law, and Humanities Committee (Larriviere, et al., 2013)
  14. The Asilomar Survey: Stakeholders’ Opinions on Ethical Issues related to Brain-Computer Interfacing (Nijboer, Clausen, Allison, & Hasellager, 2011)
  15. Brain Waves 1: Neuroscience, society, and policy (The Royal Society, 2011)
  16. Brain Waves 2: Neuroscience: implications for education and lifelong learning (The Royal Society, 2011)
  17. Brain Waves 3: Neuroscience, conflict, and security (The Royal Society, 2011)
  18. Brain Waves 4: Neuroscience and the law (The Royal Society, 2011)
  19. New Directions: The Ethics of Synthetic Biology and Emerging Technologies (Presidential Commission of Bioethical Issues, 2010)
  20. Non-invasive research on human brain function (The Japanese Neuroscience Society, 2009) 
  21. European Citizen’s Assessment Report: Complete Results (Meeting of Minds; European Citizen’s Deliberation on Brain Science, 2006)