To review requests for assistance from individuals and institutions on cases of academic fraud or plagiarism, to determine whether they can be handled by the Institute, and to notify the Board.
To organize the semiannual meetings of the Board, the Scientific Committee, the Country Advisors and their guests.
To organize the biannual international colloquium on research and action.
To supervise and participate in the Institute’s research on integrity and its fight against fraud and plagiarism.
To approve the Institute’s directives before their publication.
To distribute “Intégrité académique,” the French-language newsletter on academic integrity.
Michelle Bergadaà Professor, School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Pierre Hoffmeyer General Secretary, professor emeritus, former chief of surgery, the Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
Pierre-Jean Benghozi in charge of certifications, professor, Ecole poly- technique, Paris, France, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Jean Baptiste Soufron Legal advisor, lawyer, former general secretary of the French Digital Council, Paris, France
The Board’s role
To recruit new members, scientific advisors and country representatives.
To call the ordinary and extraordinary general meetings.
To take decisions regarding the admission of members, their resignation and, should the need arise, their suspension.
To ensure that the organization’s charter is upheld, to draft the Institute’s policies and procedures, and to administer the Institute’s property.
To set up mediation frameworks in accordance with the Institute’s guidelines and notify stakeholders.
To set up academic complaint procedures in accordance with the Institute’s guidelines and notify stakeholders.
To define the investigative priorities for the actions to be taken by the Institute against fraud and plagiarism.
The Scientific Committee
Jacques Hallak Advisor for International Councils, International Advisor, Paris, France
Hervé Maisonneuve Advisor for publishing, Consultant on scientific writing, former Associate Professor of Public Health, Paris, France
Advisor for Doctoral Programs, professor, University of Bucharest, Romania.
The Scientific Committee’s role
To address questions related to their area of expertise.
To take part in all collective decisions of the Institute.
To develop and expand on protocols for assessing and taking action against fraud and plagiarism when new cases are submitted for the Institute’s mediation or involvement.
To contribute to the creation of a collaborative platform for the collection of works so that all parties may learn from them.
To contribute to the creation of a website to disseminate educational films, research skills training software and online lectures.
To promote the development of an international reference portal for academic institutions and the publication of articles, books and documents online.
Philippe-Edwin Belanger Director of INRS – CANADA
Paulo Peixoto Advisor for Portugal, professor, Centre for Social Studies (CES/FEUC), University of Coimbra, PORTUGAL
To recruit institutional members from the countries they represent.
To contribute to the creation of a forum for international, interdisciplinary scientific discussion on fraud and plagiarism.
To facilitate understanding and analysis of the practices, regulations and laws in the countries they represent.
To promote training and provide information on fraud and plagiarism.
To disseminate a methodological protocol with respect to fraud and plagiarism in universities.
Responsible of mission
Cinta Gallent Torres is an associate professor at Universitat de València and Universidad Internacional de Valencia in Spain. * Cinta Gallent is in charge of individual and institutional memberships in IRAFPA.