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The EPSRC/ MRC Network Plus on Responsible Neurotechnology has created the opportunity to build, for the first time, a unique multidisciplinary community in the UK with the common goal of advancing neurotechnologies for infants and young children to underpin precision medicine for neurodevelopmental conditions. This network builds an inclusive community and a hub where academics, industry, innovators and parents and people with various neurodevelopmental conditions can connect, identify priorities and gaps in the field and work towards solutions that improve neurotechnology and its application.

Network Working Groups

Our network currently involves four working groups on Responsibility, Reliability, Scalability and Personalisation. The Responsibility group works on the ethical and legal challenges of introducing new technology that assists early detection and intervention.

The Responsibility Group
The Responsibility group works on the ethical and legal challenges of introducing new technology that assists early detection and intervention.

The Reliability Group
The Reliability group works on improving interpretable data acquisition and analysis, especially in consideration of the difficulties of testing infants and children.

The Scalability Group
The Scalability group works on exploring recent advances in portable, miniaturised, and wearable neuroimaging technologies and new methods for multimodal data integration.

The Personalisation Group
works on the progress and future challenges for the development of closed-loop neuroadaptive techniques for flexible adaptation of experimental stimuli for use with infants and young children.



Our team of investigators will be connecting the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at KCL, School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences at KCL, the KCL Centre of the Developing Brain, the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, the Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory at UCL, the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing University College London Hospital (UCH), the Birkbeck Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development and Toddler Laboratory. These facilities and hospitals plus those of our network members span many Universities (Universities of Edinburgh, Bath, Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester and Imperial College London), charities (National Autistic Society, Phelan-McDermid syndrome Foundation, eucap, wouldn’t change a thing, ADI) and multiple Industries to ensures wide UK coverage and inclusion.

We involve as partners in our network two Industries (Artinis and Siemens) and 2 SMEs (Gowerlabs, Shimadzu) that are developing neuroimaging modalties (NIRS, EEG, MRI) for infant and child use as well as constantly expanding our partnership with industry.

Network Members

Evelina London Children’s Healthcare
UCL Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory (BORL) 
University College Hospital - Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing
Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development
Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development Toddler Lab
National Autistic Society
Autistic Doctors International