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Research Ethics Conference 2023 - REC2023
6th and 7th July 2023 - University of Bath, UK


Day 1 (Thursday 6th July 2023): 9am - 5:15pm (Drinks Reception from 5:15pm)

Day 2 (Friday 7th July 2023): 9am - 4:30pm

Note: These times maybe be subject to slight changes

Welcome to the REC2023 Homepage


The upcoming conference, REC2023: (Re)Framing Ethics, will be hosted by the University of Bath on the 6th and 7th July 2023. It will bring together academics, civil servants, industry workers, and more to open an interdisciplinary and inclusive conversation around the ever-present role of ethics in our work. The broad aim of the conference is to help move from conceiving of ethics a ‘tick box’ exercise to a fluid, complex, and continuous process that touches upon every stage of our research and work. The first day will feature paper presentations, whilst the second will involve a range of practical activities: workshops, training sessions, and much more. See below for a summary of key information about the event, or click the links above for more detail. 

Thursday 6th July 2023 - Friday 7th July 2023

Day 1: 9am - 5:15pm (Drinks Reception from 5:15pm)

Day 2: 9am - 4:30pm

Note: These times maybe be subject to change. 

Keynote Speakers

Dr Simon Kolstoe

Reader in Bioethics (Portsmouth University) and research ethics committee chair for Ministry of Defence, NHS and UK Health Security Agency. 

Dr Ernesto Schwartz-Marin

Lecturer in Sociology and Science and Technology Studies (University of Exeter), engaged in a wide range of participatory, co-productive and creative research practices. 


ART-AI Panel

The Bath-based Centre for Doctoral Training specialises in educating professional experts on the new opportunities and challenges posed by the rapidly developing technology. 

This keynote panel aims to address the mounting evidence of potential harms associated with data science and AI technologies, particularly machine learning (ML), and the ethical challenges they present in academic research.

Abstract Submission


We welcome abstract submissions for individual papers, symposiums, posters, panel discussions, workshops, and training sessions. If you have an idea for a session not mentioned above, drop us an email at We are generally very keen to support alternative formats.

Abstract submission is now closed


Posters deadline is 1st June 2023


  • Fees start at £25 depending on your circumstances. Online registration is cheaper, as is registration for members of the Research Ethics Association (which you can currently join for free).

  • Conference attendance is free for SWDTP students.

  • Bursaries are available to support those without their own funding

Venue, Travel and Accomodation


University of Bath

Chancellor's Building

University of Bath

Claverton Down




We encourage sustainable travel - see the travel page for information on the train travel discount available for certain routes via Great Western Rail avai;able to all registered REC2023 delegates

We also have some Hotel discounts available for attendees 

Other Information

The conference has no strict theme, but instead some broad aims. See the About REC2023 and REC2023 Outcomes pages for more on this.


Submissions can focus on anything related to ethics in research. 

For more information about the conference, check out our FAQs page. If you're interested in the organising committee, see the committee page here

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