This project will identify gaps, best practices and document case studies which could aid in combating plagiarism effectively while maintaining consistency in the standards and quality of HE across the EU. The project will concentrate on collecting, comparing and assessing the profile of:
- The strategies (awareness, prevention, detection)
- The policies set at institutional and national levels towards the implementation of these strategies
- The effectiveness of any e-tools used and/or to be developed
Teachers and students at HEIs from various EU member countries will be recruited to contribute their views about awareness, on measures for detection and prevention and about how well these are suited to the purpose of maintaining good standards in scholarship and academic writing practice. The team will also seek to obtain the views of senior administrators in HEIs and national agencies responsible for quality assurance in HE.
The project includes the development of a search and comparison software tool to interface with the Lithuanian language national academic archive of master’s and doctoral research outputs. The team will evaluate the effectiveness of plagiarism detection and prevention tools available and developed during the project. The final phase of the project will be to develop in depth case studies of:
- examples of good practice
- the effect of introducing new approaches to plagiarism prevention within HEIs
The visits to participant HEIs across the EU and beyond will provide useful opportunities for awareness-raising through the delivery of interactive workshops on plagiarism prevention to both staff and students.