Meeting with the community of Kazimieras Simonavičius University

On 2 March 2023, the staff of the Office discussed academic ethics issues with the lecturers and students of Kazimieras Simonavičius University. Dr Julija Umbrasaitė presented the specific nature of students’ research activities and related violations of academic ethics. The meeting focused on violations related to research data: fabrication, falsification, suppression, etc. Dr Birutė Liekė discussed the issue of plagiarism and unethical authorship and introduced the types of plagiarism and unethical authorship. The participants of the meeting solved practical tasks on how to recognise plagiarism and infringements related to research data. The participants were interested in how to ethically cite ideas. Participants were also introduced to the informed consent, its forms and situations where it is necessary. The weaknesses and good examples of the informed consent were presented.