Welcome to our dedicated posters resources and self help page.

As well as general abstracts, delegates are also invited to submit a poster; this is an opportunity to be as creative as you like presenting an idea, an experience, or anything else on the topic of research ethics. This poster can be in relation to the research project you are currently working on, side projects, your research proposal or anything relating to research ethics.


We are particularly interested in poster submissions that are innovative and creative and  that utilise multi-media techniques, including e-posters. We are also interested in traditional research posters that are engaging and informative. The type of poster you submit is entirely up to you. Click here for an example of an e-poster that offers some more guidance on producing an engaging multi-media poster.

All poster submissions will be entered into a friendly competition, certificates and prizes will be awarded.  All contributors will also receive a certificate to say they presented a poster at the conference. Conference attendees will be invited to vote for their favourite poster. There will also be a panel made up of academics, invited guests and committee members choosing their favourite poster. Posters will be judged on both content and design. The winner of each category will be announced at the conference.

Who should submit a poster?

The short answer is anyone! We welcome posters that cover any aspect of research ethics or ethical practice. This could include an overview of the ethical considerations in a research project, a presentation of ethical best practice within your organisation, or discussion of ethics more generally.

We particularly welcome submissions that utilise creative multi-media features.

How will posters be displayed?

Each submission will have access to one side of a poster board. This board can accommodate a poster up to A0 size, but you may feel that several smaller pages are more appropriate. You are also welcome to use the space in front of your poster board to display props. Please let us know if you require a table, chair, access to a plug socket etc.

Delegates will be able to browse posters throughout the day. There will also be a dedicated poster session where we recommend authors stand alongside their posters to be available to answer questions and discuss their work.

Do I need to register if I am bringing a poster?

Posters can be brought on the day of the conference without registering them. You will need to bring your poster to the registration desk first thing in the morning. We do, however, recommend that you register your poster before the conference, as this will guarantee you posterboard/space. We will be ordering more boards than those that have been registered but if you turn up on the day, we cannot guarantee you space. If you require anything other than a poster board (i.e. table space, access to a power outlet) please do register your poster in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: Registering a to submit a poster DOES NOT automatically register you for the conference. Please obtain a general registration ticket for the conference through Eventbrite (You can access this via www.researchethicsconference.co.uk)

What makes a good poster?

  • Make it bright and eye-catching but be aware of making it too busy or crowded on the page as this makes it very difficult to read.
  • Be aware of font size- delegates won’t want to stand with their noses pressed to the poster board! Make sure text is legible from a pace back.
  • The poster can take any form you choose, it could be a two-dimensional A0 poster, but it can also be 3D, a collection of objects that tells a story, a song, a piece of poetry. Be as creative as you wish!
  • Readers should be able to understand the message of your poster without you being there to explain it. It might be a good idea to (briefly) explain the background of your research or work to contextualise your discussion.
  • Include your name and contact details so delegates can speak to you about your work even if you do not see each other at the conference.

What is a e-poster and how do I make one?

An e-poster utilises embedded links to become a more detailed and interactive format.

We recommend using a QR code generator (available free on the web) to link to a google doc or similar, to allow delegates to access your e-poster.

Advice on inserting a QR code into a Microsoft Office document can be found here.

Guide to creating academic posters using Microsoft Powerpoint 2010

by University of Sterling

This guide from University of Sterling goes through all the basics you might need when creating your poster, step by step.

The basics of research communication

by Annie Constable

University of Exeter

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How to create a better research poster in less time

by Mike Morrison

Layout and size resource


by Annie Constable

University of Exeter

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Making a research poster in Adobe inDesign

Adobe InDesign is a professional design software, which is more complex to use, but can be used to create high quality professional posters. This video walks you through the process for creating a research poster in InDesign.

How to create the ULTIMATE research poster with User Experience Design 

By Mike Morrison

Titles and text

by Annie Constable

University of Exeter

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by Annie Constable

University of Exeter

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  Presenting your poster podcast


For further tips on presenting your poster, listen to this mini podcast. It features some top tips for presenting your poster from University of Exeter PGRs; Charlotte Spence, Robert Mann and Hannah Barnard.

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