Rapidly developing disciplines such as neuroscience and synthetic biology harbor the potential to create game-changing new medicines, materials and energy sources.

With their amazing potential also come unknown risks that lead to public concerns. As scientists it is very important that you consider all the implications your work could have and engage in the public debate.

As a researcher you have to be rigorous, respectful and responsible. You need to think about ethical, legal, societal and environmental considerations when you are planning your research project.