Charles University Case

Charles University is a leading higher educational institution in the Czech Republic, it trains specialists in various fields of science throughout the country at all three levels of studies. This document covers information about the Code of Ethics, the rule of research integrity, the mechanisms of plagiarism detection and prevention. Also, the orders of the rector in the direction of doctoral education, the mechanisms of submitting, defending and publishing the PhD thesis are presented. The experience of the Charles University Library in the direction of introducing and popularizing the principles of Open Science is presented here. The document also describes the experience of the Ombudsman Institute, which works for the protection of the rights of both students and university employees.

Masaryk University Case

Masaryk University was founded at the beginning of the twentieth century and is currently the second largest in the Czech Republic. Currently, it unites ten faculties and various fields of science, with a total of about 35,000 students. This document presents the principles and mechanisms of the Ethics Committee at Masaryk University. Also, the plagiarism prevention and detection mechanisms in the university are presented in detail.

Free University Amsterdam Case

The Free University of Amsterdam is one of the largest research universities in the country, founded at the end of the nineteenth century. The direction of medicine of the university unites several hospitals, where the learning and research process take place. This document covers issues and practices related to research ethics that exist at the Free University of Amsterdam. Here is information about university services available to university researchers and PhD students.

European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI) Case

The European Network for Academic Integrity was founded in 2017, initially by bringing together 12 partner universities. Currently, it unites more than 50 universities, not only from European countries. Its main areas of activity are the introduction and promotion of the principles of academic integrity and research ethics in higher education. For this purpose, the association organizes workshops and summer schools. Moreover, it holds an international conference annually, which covers topics of Academic Integrity. The presented document describes in detail the working principles of the network, as well as the activities it carries out and the projects in which it participates as a partner organization.


The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity serves the European research community as a framework for self-regulation across all scientific and scholarly disciplines and for all research settings.

The 2023 Revised Edition of the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity has been updated to ensure that the European Code of Conduct remains fit for purpose and relevant to all disciplines, emerging areas of research, and new research practices.

Published in Berlin by ALLEA (All European Academies) in June 2023.

The Georgian translation of the document was prepared in February 2024 within the framework of the project “Responsible Conduct of Research – Research Integrity and Ethics in Georgian Universities (ETHICS)” funded by the European Commission.