Representatives of the Office held trainings for student representation coordinators of Vilnius University

On 12 July, the Ombudswoman for Academic Ethics and Procedures Loreta Tauginienė and the Senior Specialist Gintarė Židonė participated in off-site training of coordinators of the Student Representation of Vilnius University. During the training, the Ombudswoman Loreta Tauginienė delivered a presentation “Academic Ethics: Educate (,) Can’t (,) Punish?”, aiming to introduce students to forms of academic dishonesty related to conflict of interest, unethical authorship and data management. The Ombudswoman emphasized that higher education and research institutions should pay more attention to the development and application of student knowledge of academic ethics, providing for positive sanctions (for example, assigning another study paper). The Senior Specialist Gintarė Židonė invited students to review several series of the performance shown in 2017 during the opening of the World Congress on Research Integrity, to discuss in groups one selected situation of academic dishonesty, and to propose a measure of prevention of academic dishonesty which they could use in their institution. Following the presentation, students shared their experiences and sought for advic   e on how to deal with specific cases of academic dishonesty.