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Our vision and aims

RESPECT 4 Neurodevelopment stands for Responsible, Reliable, Scalable and Personalised Neurotechnologies for infants and children with neurodevelopmental conditions. 


RESPECT 4 Neurodevelopment is a EPSRC/ MRC funded  UKRI-Network Plus that started in September 2022 and will be funded until August 2025.  For the first time, this new network gives us the opportunity to build an inclusive, multi-disciplinary community to make transformative changes in developing child-specific neurotechnologies for the clinic or home. Our network aims to bring together:  


  • Families and people with lived experience who advise on the requirements, priorities and concerns from users so to ensure that the neurotechnologies we develop are desired, responsible, and ethical;  
  • Bioengineers and physicists from academia and industry working on a range of next generation neuroimaging, wearable and portable technologies (but may have limited access to families and professionals who will use their technologies),  
  • Neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, paediatricians,and clinicians working on early brain development and neurodevelopmental conditions who need these technologies for early detection, personalised support, therapies or monitoring (but may not be aware of cutting-edge advances),  
  • Ethicists and legal experts to consider the ethical and legal issues arising from this new field,  
  • Health care providers, regulators and policy makers who advise about the requirements for approval of new technologies, and their implementation in the health care system.