Phase 1 – Setup: 3 days on site training, 3 days remote support.
Case studies, debate on the knowledge that has been acquired, interaction with the experts of IRAFPA.
Phase 2 – Certification: 2 days
By two independent experts.
Phase 3 – Follow-up of the certification
Assistance in the implementation of the program. Confidential guidance at the request of certified persons. Control of processes and progress at the end of the year 1.
Revalidation of the certification after 2 years, on site.
Skills acquired through certification
1) Commitment of responsible bodies
All persons occupying a decision-making position at the highest level and representative of the entity shall be considered as responsible bodies.
2) Financial organization
Academic institutions will define a realistic budget adapted to the implementation of the guiding principles and related mechanisms.
3) Integrity Program Team
Changing the habits and processes of an academic institution cannot be imposed. The team will be constituted on the basis of the complementarity of the profiles that the situation calls for.
4) Development of academic integrity charters
The charters for students, teachers and researchers will describe prevention and information measures in terms of integrity and the institution’s specific mechanisms.
5) Internet and external communication
Awareness leads to understanding, acceptance and conviction. Communication will be the first step.
6) Control with and without specialized software
The software will be a preventive aid. They will be part of the functionalities that institutions will have to rely on.
7) Teacher and student training
The policy to combat fraud and plagiarism should provide organisation of ad hoc training for researchers and students.
8) Set up and conduct commissions of inquiry
Refer to the specific certification.
9) Establish a sanctions grid
Sanctions will be defined in relation to the extent of fraud and/or plagiarism. They must be fair and equitable to be useful individually and collectively.
10) Communicate and develop evolutive systems
The institution should decide on the type of information to be communicated to stakeholders (anonymity should be required.)