The Tizard Centre

Applied Research Ethics & Integrity Conference 2018

The University of Kent is hosting the first short Conference on Wednesday 4 April 2018 12:15 - 18:00 hrs focusing on ethics and ethical issues - applied research ethics and integrity.

The Conference will explore issues in research ethics and integrity within a number of different contexts and across a range of subject areas. From publication ethics and research integrity to the theory of research ethics and its application across science, social sciences and humanties research, this Conference is aimed at academics, students and research administrators.

The day will offer 3 lectures:
Lecture One: Philosophical basis underpinning research ethics (Dr Simon Kirchin, Reader in Philosophy, University of Kent
Lecture Two; Integrity, ethics and research quality: a publisher's perspective (Chris Graf, Co-chair of the committee on Publication Ethics & Director of Research Integrity and Publishing Ethics, Wiley)
Lecture Three: Ethics and invertebrates (Dr David Williams, Associate lecturer in Veterinary Ophthalmology, Univerversity of Cambridge)

One parallel session:
1. Research with human tissue, legal and ethical considerations in practice (Dr Jill Shepherd, Lecturer Biosciences, University of Kent)
2. Publication Ethics, (Nicole Palmer)

For students and young researchers: it will give a sound insight into the subject of research ethics which is of increasing importance. There is a need for high quality teaching in this area so integrity and accountability are developed for future personal and professional development and success, so the next generation can demonstrate ethically sound research and practice.

The Conference starts at 12:15 hrs with registation, a light working lunch and some networking opportunities. The end of the Conference will host the launch of the cluster group by Prof Phillippe de Wilde, Deputy V-C Research and Innovation, and a short drinks reception.

There is no fee for attending, but you will need to register: please email


For more information with regard to ethics please see the Research Ethics & Governance pages at the University of Kent Nicole Palmer, the University Research Ethics & Governance Officer, is able to offer assistance to ensure that you comply with legal and moral obligations and safeguard those taking part in research. The University of Kent expects all those engaged in research and supporting research within the University to conduct their activities with integrity, ensuring that all research is of the highest quality.







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Last Updated: 07/02/2018