Networking the German neuroethics community

Prof. Philipp Kellmeyer is part of the Research Hub Neuroethics (RHUNE), which began on March 1, 2024. The aim of the innovative collaborative project is to improve the networking of neuroethics research in Germany, strengthen it in the long term and make it even more visible internationally.

The new network is intended to promote interdisciplinary exchange, support young scientists and create a contact point for non-academic stakeholders who are interested in neuroethical topics. Over the next four years, the project partners from Forschungszentrum Jülich, Charité Berlin, the University of Mannheim and the University of Hagen will jointly organize conferences, workshops and retreats for this purpose.

The project, which was awarded in an intensive competitive process, is being funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research with a total of around 1 million euros. RHUNE is headed by Prof. Bert Heinrichs, who works at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine: Brain and Behavior (INM-7) at Forschungszentrum Jülich and at the Institute for Science and Ethics (IWE) at the University of Bonn. Further cooperation partners are Prof. Kerstin Ritter from the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Charité in Berlin, Prof. Philipp Kellmeyer from the Data and Web Science Group at the University of Mannheim and Prof. Orsolya Friedrich, who holds a professorship for Philosophy of Medicine and Technology at the FernUniversität Hagen.