Everyone needs Ethics


Please note: This is a follow up session, please contact ethics@rhul.ac.uk for a link to the recording of the first session.

What is it?

As part of our ‘Supporting the Researcher Series’, R&I have arranged for David Carpenter to run an ethics training session.

Programme objectives

The aim of this session is to provide researchers with tools to identify if their research is ethically sound. To consider the wider implications of their research and the impact on the research participant. The session will also cover gaining consent from participants and what tools can be used in order to maintain high ethical standards. The session will be led by an external engaging and knowledgeable presenter, David Carpenter.


David recently retired from the University of Portsmouth where he lectured in Moral and Political Philosophy and researched in the area of research ethics, particularly the application of Aristotelian ethics in the contexts of research design and ethics review. Until recently David was the University Ethics Adviser.
David’s interest in research ethics continues; he publishes regularly and works as a trainer for the Health Research Authority, the UK Research Integrity Office and the Association of Research Managers and Administrators. David provides training for members of research ethics committees and researchers.
David is a long-standing NHS Research Ethics Committee chair; he chairs a busy committee reviewing studies including clinical trials, research involving adults lacking capacity and a wide range of qualitative and quantitative projects. David is also a member of the British Psychological Society Ethics Committee. David’s interests extend to clinical ethics; he is a member of Portsmouth Hospitals Trust’s Ethics Committee and the Rowans Hospice Executive Ethics Group.


Space is limited to two researchers per department.

Course length

Half-day course.


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