INTEGRITY AND ETHICS IN ARTS RESEARCH 'AfRE and UAL partnered a successful workshop on Integrity and Ethics in arts research in London 6 November. This pilot venture points the way to developing training to take account of the specific needs of university arts researchers when conducting their projects in UK or international environments. Among issues discussed were digital research, cultural relations, ethics codes and frameworks, the challenges of interdisciplinary working, and why the Concordat to support Research Integrity is relevant to UK HEIs and matters to arts research. The outcomes will be analysed by AfRE and UAL to shape a training programme to be launched in 2015.' Association for Research Ethics and the University of the Arts London Working Together INTEGRITY AND ETHICS IN ARTS RESEARCH 6 November 2014: 10.00 – 16.00 A challenging new initiative by AfRE and UAL to explore via a pilot workshop the ethical issues and threats to integrity that may arise when conducting research in the arts at national and international level. This is your opportunity to find out more, to plan your research in an informed and ethical way, to consider the research boundaries and the choices that may be open to you, individually and as a team, and to demonstrate the care and respect for cultural objects required by the Research Integrity Concordat. All are key to helping you - maintain the quality that you and your institution already represent in this increasingly complex area of research - respond in a well-informed way to its global dimensions. The workshop will highlight the importance of being sensitive to different cultural environments and ethical values while not undermining the integrity of your research project and those involved in it. It will appraise research relationships and interactions with museums, media and cultural organisations, including non-government and government agencies, in the context of multi-disciplinary arts research. Research applications and ethics review are necessary steps for students when taking forward their research projects. The co-ordination of evidencebased recognition of the Concordat is now an essential requirement for universities and other HEIs. SEE FULL PROGRAMME ATTACHED/BELOW INTEGRITY AND ETHICS IN ARTS RESEARCH THE CARD ROOM, UAL, CHELSEA – 6 November, 2014: 10.00 – 16.00 To help researchers achieve the highest standards of ethical rigour and integrity 10.00 Introduction and welcome – Professor Malcolm Quinn (to include brief intro of Lorna Carter plus UAL sponsor partnership with AfRE ) 10.10 ‘The Concordat to support Research Integrity ‘ in context: its relevance to UK HEIs, and why it matters to your work - Dr Andrew Rawnsley: Research Governance and Training Manager, Teesside University 10.30 ‘Surveying the terrain’ : some situations and types of ethical issues in arts research Dr Andrew Rawnsley, Lorna Carter – facilitated discussion/Q&As 11.00 Coffee break Cases in the frame: 11.15 ‘Your Digital Research - fact or fiction’ - Dr Ella McPherson 11.45 ‘Photography in Public Space’ - Andrea Muendelein 12.05 Morning round up - Q&As - Prof Quinn to chair, AR and LC 12.30 Lunch International research - voices of experience 1.30 ‘Bamiyan Mirror : residency and research abroad - Dr William Cobbing 2.00 ‘Cultural Impact - the unexpected, the unseen, and the unforgotten’ - Simon Dancey, Director of Global Skills, British Council 2.30 Discussion/Q&As 2.50 Tea break 3.00 ‘Professional boundaries - freedoms or constraints?’ - standards, codes, and gatekeepers: - Dr Janet Marstine: Director, Art Museum and Gallery Studies Programme, University of Leicester (also member of Museums Association Ethics Committee) 3.30 Panel discussion - chair Prof Quinn with/AR/LC /Q&As 3.50 ‘A Way forward’: summary of key points - Dr Andrew Rawnsley 4pm Prof Quinn– brief closing remarks and thanks to contributors. We hope you enjoyed this workshop and would like to thank you for taking part. Based on your input, this trial training initiative in arts research is to be developed and launched formally in 2015.