Submit an Abstract 

We are delighted to invite you to submit an abstract, workshop and poster for the Research Ethics Conference 2021 hosted at the University of Exeter on Friday 25th June 2021 via the Hopin conference platform. Here you will find links to make a submission, information on themes and intended learning outcomes and some useful information for placing a submission.


Special Call for Papers

What does ethics look like in the field of Medical Devices?


Special Call for Papers

Ethics and Society in

the 21st Century

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Presentation sessions, roundtables, panels and other innovative formats

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Special Call for Papers

Arts and Humanities

REC2021 Intended Learning Outcomes

Because we want to encourage innovation, exploration, and breaking down boundaries, the Research Ethics Conference organising committee deliberately opted not to select a conference theme. However, we are interested in the following areas (More information on this below):

  1. How ethics is viewed within your discipline or organisation.

  2. Ethical dilemmas involving different contexts, participants and data.

  3. Decolonising ethics. 


We want to give contributors and attendees an idea of what they will learn by engaging with the event. Obviously, exact learning outcomes will differ according to each participant’s unique session schedule, but the following list provides a summary of the topics that we are encouraging our presenters to cover:

  1. Making decisions about projects – e.g.,

    • What happens when the project is long-term and needs to adapt to changing conditions over time?

    • How do you ethically make quick decisions in the moment?

  2. How ethics are determined – e.g.,

    • Where and how do we learn ethics?

    • Why, and in what ways, do ethics change over time?

    • Can (and should) we try to influence ethics in our disciplines?

  3. Putting ethical theory into practice – e.g.,

    • When working collaboratively, how do you negotiate ethics?

    • What do researchers need to do to gain fluency in the ethical concerns and procedures of other disciplines?

    • What does reflective practice look like and how does it support ethics?

  4. Application of particular techniques and procedures – e.g.,

    • How do you do make sure your techniques and practice is ethical?

    • What does a good ethics application look like?


Potential contributors should not feel constrained by this list – you are more than welcome to suggest a poster or session that covers a different topic – but hopefully this short list of suggestions provides a sense of what you can expect to get out of the event when you attend!