Legal issues of the academic ethics were introduced to the international community

Ms. Loreta Tauginienė, Ombudsperson for Academic Ethics and Procedures, conducted the training to the doctoral students on the 18th of June about evaluation of the violations of academic ethics in the research works in terms of ethical and legal approaches. She used the international practice of research publications to introduce the legal peculiarities of assessment of self-plagiarism and idea plagiarism to junior researchers and drew their attention to the conditions for receipt of the permissions to reproduce and translate the information into another language, as well as publishing and transfer agreements. She was discussing together with the doctoral students whether the violations of academic ethics should impact their professional activities.

The ethical issues were also analysed by Prof. Michael J. Draper from Swansea University and Deirdre Stritch from the Irish Quality and Qualifications Agency. M. J. Draper shared his experience on improvement of legal regulation of contract cheating in the United Kingdom, while Deirdre Stritch shared her experience on quality evaluation with regard to academic ethics in Ireland.

38 doctoral students from 13 countries – Ireland, Australia, Iran, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Qatar, Croatia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Turkey, and Viet Nam – took part in the training “Summer School of the European Network for Academic Integrity” on 14-18 June. The courses on various topics of academic ethics were conducted by 20 speakers from 12 countries.