Supporting researchers working in the third sector – 2021 online conference

Call for workshop contributors

This year’s theme is Supporting those working in the third sector undertaking research, with a focus on ethics.

The conference will be delivered via Zoom video conferencing. There will be a mix of plenary sessions, and a range of workshops. These will be interactive and will give participants an opportunity to learn from third sector researchers and academics, gain support from peers and take part in small group discussions.

We are calling for contributors to run an hour-long interactive workshop in which you present your research as a case study to illustrate one of the following subjects:

  • The ethics of collaborative use of data  What are the issues and how do you overcome them to share third sector data? The management of data and who owns what when we share qualitative data and stories.
  • Who emotionally supports third sector researchers and how?  What are the pitfalls and how should researchers keep themselves safe at the same time as keeping participants safe? Is there a role for third sector organisations?
  • Supporting peer researchers and vulnerable people  How to ensure that peer researchers and participants are supported throughout the whole research process?
  • The challenges of commissioning research  What to consider when commissioning research? How do you ensure its being undertaken ethically? How do you guarantee that it will be useful to the third sector?

For more information about the conference and what we are looking for please see guidance here.

To submit a proposal please complete the proposal form and email it to by Friday 20th November 2020.  Any questions can also be sent to this email address.

If you are interested in being involved in delivering the conference in other ways please contact Jane Marryat.

We look forward to hearing about your research and your ethical considerations.