Responsible Institution

Referent : Pierre-Jean Benghozi

Method: 3 days on site training, 3 days remote support, 2 days of validating the arrangements. Case studies, debate on the knowledge that has been acquired

Certification : 1 day- by two independant experts

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 certification after 2 years, on site.

Skills acquired for 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 im- plementation 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 comple- mentarity of the profiles that the situation calls for.

4) Development of academic integrity charters
The charters for students, teachers and researchers will describe pre- vention and information measures in terms of integrity and the institu- tion’s specific mechanisms.

5) Internet and external communication
Awareness leads to understanding, acceptance and conviction. Com- munication 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 functiona- lities 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) Setup and conduct commissions of inquiry
Refer to Institute Certification 1.

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 commu- nicated to stakeholders (anonymity should be required.)