First Faculty of MedicineCharles University in PragueGeneral University Hospital in Prague

Responsible Conduct of Research – Research Integrity and Ethics in Georgian Universities (ETHICS)

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Funded by

European Commission


Erasmus+ Programme – Capacity building in the field of higher education – Structural reform projects


Project period


Project coordinator

Ilia State University

Project EU partners

  • Charles University (CUNI) 
  • Masaryk University (MUNI)
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) / STICHTING VU
  • European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI)

CUNI coordinator

First Faculty of Medicine, Department of Addictology

Project Georgian partners

  • Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
  • Caucasus University Ltd
  • David Tvildiani Medical University Llc
  • Shota Rustaveli State University
  • Akaki Tsereteli State University
  • Samtskhe-Javakheti State University
  • Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University
  • Georgian Institute of Public Affair Foundation
  • L.E.P.L Apollon Kutateladze Tbilisi State Academy of Art

Project Georgian non-university partners

  • Ministry of Education And Science of Georgia
  • National Center For Educational Quality Enhancement
  • Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation

Project summary

The aim of the National Structural Reform Project Responsible Conduct of Research – Research Integrity and Ethics in Georgian Universities (ETHICS) is to launch a systemic improvement intervention to improve the quality of University and Research-Performing Organizations (RPOs) research by launching measures to adhere to the foundations of high-quality research and excellence. Its specific objectives are to introduce the mechanisms of ensuring research ethics, research integrity, and good faith for researchers and within advanced level study programs, and in the accreditation standards of doctoral programs to enhance the standards of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) – Ethics and Integrity supported by appropriate national and institutional policies and processes that help avoid cases of scientific work lacking originality. Equally important is to formally introduce and prevail a culture of research integrity, good research practice and better prepare Georgian universities to become more competitive and offer trustworthy research proposals at home and abroad incorporating research integrity and ethics, specifically under the Horizon Europe and ERC calls. 

The planned activities include: (a) policy change and capacity building of experts in accreditation of doctoral programs; (b) creation of research integrity module – MOOC; (c) training of researchers and research support [INTEGRITY] officers; (d) elaboration of university research integrity, policies, ethics, and resources; (e) the research integrity ethics board, (f) development of academic support and research integrity services for supportive environment for researchers, and (g) enhancement of responsible science communication in Georgian universities. The intervention is intended for universities, research centres and institutes, national authorities, Horizon Europe Office, science foundation, research support [INTEGRITY] officers, PhD and young researchers.

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News & Outputs

Kick-Off Meeting of the ETHICS Project Hosted by the Charles University

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