AJOB Neuroscience.

Ethics, Ethicists, and Professional Organizations in the Neurological Sciences

With the evolving nature of neuroscience discovery and the increasing number of professional organizations that focus on the neurological sciences, we argue that a coordinated effort to organize ethicists with specialized expertise is needed for them. To support this case, we look to the representation of ethicists across professional organizations, and to the current status of ethics representation in professional organizations that focus on the nervous system specifically. We find substantial heterogeneity in described roles and professional background, and variable information about member selection. We conclude with recommendations for harmonization, transparency, and training plans for organizations seeking to fill these important positions in the future.

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Volume 8, Issue 1
March 2017