The Office of the Ombudsperson organised the annual conference ‘Ethics in Academic Environment 2022’ on 14 October 2022. The conference received a high level of attention – more than 190 participants joined the conference. The Senior Analyst of the Office of the Ombudsperson, Dr Julija Umbrasaitė, presented the results of the survey ‘Responsible Research Barometer 2022’ in the first part of the conference. Head of the Department of Research Policy and Analysis of the Research Council of Lithuania, Dr Eugenijus Stumbrys, discussed the guidelines of open access to scientific publications and data, and briefly presented the survey conducted by the Council in relation to open research data. The template of a research data management plan was introduced by the Senior Analyst of the Office of the Ombudsperson, Dr Julija Umbrasaitė. The participants of the conference learned how the research data management plan could promote ethical research.
Inspector of Journalist Ethics, Gražina Ramanauskaitė, presented the functions of the Office of the Inspector of Journalist Ethics in relation to supervision of personal data processing for academic purposes, in the second part of the conference. The research data storage in the European Union was presented to the participants of the event by Prof. Habil. Dr Artūras Kaklauskas, professor at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and a member of the Research Ethics Commission of the Research Council of Lithuania. The speaker shared information about requirements and recommendations for data storage. The conference was concluded by Dovilė Lozovska, Head of the Study Programmes of the Secretariat of the Lithuanian National UNESCO Commission. She presented the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) recommendations regarding research and researchers, open science (international open science standard) and artificial intelligence ethics. The attendees also discussed the relevant issues of publishing ethics during doctoral studies.