Thinking “ethical” when designing an international, cross‐disciplinary biomedical research consortium

Understanding and measuring the impact of decisions in research, or the implementation of a research project and new technologies is not straightforward. While research communities have become increasingly aware of the ethical, social and legal implications of the research they conduct, it is more challenging to anticipate such consequences arising from complex, highly interdisciplinary research projects involving multiple sides and technological components. Thus, there is a strong need, especially given the rapid rate of technological advancement, to anticipate, prepare and implement measures that enable responsible research. This challenge is particularly important when designing research programmes involving large‐scale consortia as the European LifeTime initiative spanning multiple countries and institutions.