New $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Produce Guidance for Highly-Portable MRI in Brain Research

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

A new grant from the Neuroethics Division of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will bring together national experts in neuroethics, neurolaw, and neuroscience to produce ethics recommendations for the use of breakthrough Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology that is highly portable and cloud-enabled. This new technology will allow neuroimaging research in underrepresented populations and diverse field settings. This 4-year project based at the Consortium on Law and Values will use empirical and analytic methods to devise guidance on ethical challenges including informed consent, data privacy, and return of results. The project’s principal investigators are Profs. Francis Shen, JD, PhD; Susan M. Wolf, JD; and Frances Lawrenz, PhD. Read more: Highly Portable and Cloud-Enabled Neuroimaging Research: Confronting Ethics Challenges in Field Research with New Populations.