Akira Yasumura, PhD, is a research fellow in the Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo (Japan). He is in charge of Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) for the Clinical Research Group of Brain/ MINDS. His primary area of work is solving ethical problems in multicenter collaborative research. His current interests include neuroethics and research ethics. His research experience includes a period at the National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry in Japan, where he researched the fields of cognitive neuroscience which target developmental disorders in children. His publication includes over 20 papers and books. In addition, he has received seven research awards.