The role of the Institute for Research and Action on Academic Fraud and Plagiarism

The Institute IRAFPA was officially formed in Geneva on 18 June 2016. It is an independent organization and has no political or religious affiliation.

The role of the Institute is:

  • To create an international, interdisciplinary and scientific forum to promote democratic debate on integrity, fraud and plagiarism.
  • To carry out mediations to accompany individuals and legal entities affected by fraud or academic plagiarism.
  • To develop theoretical and applied research in these specific fields.
  • To promote training and information on academic integrity and ethics. 
  • To issue institutional certifications “Establishment” and “Doctoral School” in matters of integrity and responsibility. 
  • To promote training and provide information on fraud and plagiarism. 
  • To organize thematic meetings, symposia and workshops on the key concepts of our integrity corpus. 
  • To manage a WebTV space and a LinkedIn page that offers to all video capsules and programs dedicated to integrity.
  • To publish and disseminate the  “Academic Integrity”  Newsletter to more than 18’000 followers.
  •  To publish collective books. 

To find out more

Interview given by Professor Michelle Bergadaà (in French)
Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) – 31/10/2016
Émission CQFD : Le plagiat menace les sciences
To listen to the program, click here.