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Research Ethics Association Progresses Towards Charitable Status

The Research Ethics Association eagerly advances towards charitable status, finalising its constitution. Grateful for past support, REA invites individuals for governance roles, seeks SIG convenors, and welcomes podcast contributions. Join us in shaping ethical research practices globally.

Research Ethics Association Progresses Towards Charitable Status

We are thrilled to share the latest developments from the Research Ethics Association (REA), as we embark on an exciting journey towards obtaining charitable status with the Charities Commission.

Charting a Course for Ethical Research Advocacy:

In our pursuit of charitable status, we are finalising our constitution, a crucial step in aligning with the Charities Commission's requirements. The constitution emphasises REA's commitment to promoting, advocating for, and facilitating ethical research practices across diverse disciplines and perspectives. Our purpose is clear – to provide a platform for education, meaningful dialogue, awareness, and positive engagement with research ethics globally. By transcending conventional norms through activism, advocacy, and interdisciplinary exchange, REA is shaping the future of ethical research practices.

Financial Independence and Gratitude:

We are delighted to announce that REA now manages its own finances, a significant milestone made possible with gratitude to the University of Bath, the University of Exeter, South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and the European Research Council (ERC) for their generous support over the last three years.

Opportunities to Join REA:

As we continue to grow, we will soon be opening opportunities for individuals to join our governance structure. Stay tuned for more details on this exciting prospect. Additionally, we are actively seeking Special Interest Group (SIG) convenors for various groups within REA. If you're interested, take a look at our existing SIGs and find more information on becoming a SIG convenor here.

Call for Contributions:

Calling all members of the research community! Our Podcast Producer, Rebekah, is inviting submissions for the REA podcast. Share your research ethics-related stories, experiences, news, or opinion pieces. If you're passionate about contributing, express your interest here.

Funding Opportunities:

As a non-profit organisation heavily reliant on external funding, REA is always on the lookout for opportunities to support our mission. If you believe you can contribute or have insights into potential funding avenues, please let us knowby emailing

Thank you for being part of our journey as we advance research ethics and work towards achieving charitable status. Together, we can make a lasting impact on ethical research practices worldwide.

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