On 25 September, the Office of Ombudsperson for Academic Ethics and Procedures became a member of the European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO) in Krakow. The main mission of this network is to promote the exchange of information and experience, to share good practices in promoting research integrity by investigating research violations, advising member states that have poorly-developed national research integrity assurance systems, etc.
This membership is important to the Office, because it opens up wider opportunities for getting familiar with the practice of resolving cases of research dishonesty in related institutions in other Member States and developing its own measures to prevent fraudulent behaviour in the academic environment. The Office’s involvement in ENRIO enables it to improve its operating efficiency and to respond to international trends.
The European Network of Research Integrity Offices has been in operation since 2008. It brings together more than 30 European public institutions from more than 20 European countries. The network may include bodies promoting research integrity and / or dealing with research dishonesty at the national level.