Project information
Responsible Conduct of Research – Research Integrity and Ethics in Georgian Universities (ETHICS)

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Project Identification
Project Period
2/2023 - 1/2027
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
European Union
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Medicine
Project Website
Cooperating Organization
Charles University
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Ilia State University
National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement
Georgian Institute of Public Affairs GIPA
David Tvildiani Medical University
Akaki Tsereteli State University
Caucasus University
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

The goal of the project is to launch a systemic improvement intervention to improve the quality of higher education and academia-based research through adhering to the foundations of high-quality research and excellence.

Its specific objectives are to introduce the mechanisms of research ethics, research integrity and good faith for researchers and within advanced level study programs, and plagiarism regulation dimensions in the accreditation standards of doctoral programs to enhance the standards of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) – Ethics and Integrity supported by appropriate national and institutional policies, tools and processes that help avoid cases of scientific work lacking originality. Equally important is to formally introduce and shape a culture of good research practice and better prepare Georgian universities to become more competitive and offer trustworthy research proposals at home and abroad incorporating research integrity and ethics, specifically under the Horizon Europe and ERC calls.

Sustainable Development Goals

Masaryk University is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to improve the conditions and quality of life on our planet by 2030.

Sustainable Development Goal No.  5 – Gender equality Sustainable Development Goal No.  8 – Decent work and economic growth Sustainable Development Goal No.  10 – Reduced inequalities Sustainable Development Goal No.  16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions Sustainable Development Goal No.  17 – Partnerships for the goals

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