Responsible Conduct of Research - Research Integrity and Ethics in Georgian Universities (ETHICS)

Project Aims:

· Launch a systemic improvement intervention to improve the quality of the higher education and academia-based research through adhering the foundations of high-quality research and excellence;

· Introduce the mechanisms of research ethics, academic good faith and plagiarism regulation in the accreditation standards of doctoral programs;

· Enhance the standards of responsible conduct of research and innovation and research ethics that are based on the principles of Research Integrity supported by appropriate policies, structures, mechanisms, tools and processes that help avoid cases of academic misconduct and academic work lacking originality.


Project Objectives:

· Reflection of research ethics and integrity within the program and institutional accreditation criteria and procedures;

· Developing a research integrity training module (MOOC) for PhD candidates, their supervisors and other stakeholders;

· Supporting the elaboration of university research Integrity policies and resources;

· Establishment of integrity governance committees for ethical research reviews;

· Designing academic and research integrity services for supportive environment for researchers;

· Supporting responsible science communication.


Project Coordinator:

· Ilia State University (GE)


EU Partners:

5. Free University Amsterdam (Netherlands)

6. Charles University Prague (Czechia)

7. Masaryk University (Czechia)

8. European Network for Academic Integrity (Czechia)


GE Partners:

13. Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia

14. National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement

15. Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation

16. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

17. Caucasus University

18. David Tvildiani Medical University

19. Shota Rustaveli Batumi State University

20. Akaki Tsereteli State University

21. Samtskhe-Javakheti State University

22. Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University

23. Georgian Institute of Public Affairs

24. Apollon Kutateladze Tbilisi State Academy of Art


Programme call: ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CBHE-STRAND-3

Project number: 101082546

Project duration: 48 months (01/02/2023 – 31/01/2027) For more information please refer to: https://ethics.iliauni.edu.ge/