The first Global Neuroethics Summit (GNS) was held in October 2017 in Daegu, South Korea, as a conference to discuss ethical issues related to brain science pivoting on the globally acclaimed brain projects and lead to the development of ethical guidelines in future. From Japan, Dr. Kiyoto Kasai (the University of Tokyo) attended the meeting on behalf of Brain Mapping by Integrated Neurotechnologies for Disease Studies (Brain/MINDS), and the results were published in Neuron (Rommelfanger et al., 2018). The second GNS took place in Seoul, South Korea in October 2018, and all the responses to the ethical issues raised at the previous meeting were reviewed. We discussed ethical issues in brain science research in Japan including Brain/MINDS and Strategic Research Program for Brain Sciences (SRPBS) as well as referred to newly launched Brain/MINDS Beyond project. The contents were published in Neuron (Sadato et al., 2019). The third GNS is scheduled to be held as a satellite symposium of IBRO (Daegu, Korea), and specific proposals for international collaboration will be discussed there.
Neuroethical Issues of the Brain/MINDS Project of Japan.
DOI : 10.1016/j.neuron.2019.01.006
Norihiro Sadato, Kentaro Morita, Kiyoto Kasai, Tamami Fukushi, Katsuki Nakamura, Eisuke Nakazawa, Hideyuki Okano, and Shigeo Okabe
Neuroethics Questions to Guide Ethical Research in the International Brain Initiatives
DOI : 10.1016/j.neuron.2018.09.021
Global Neuroethics Summit Delegates, Karen S. Rommelfanger, Sung-Jin Jeong, Arisa Ema, Tamami Fukushi, Kiyoto Kasai, Khara M. Ramos, Arleen Salles, and Ilina Singh