European Conference on Ethics and Integrity in Academia 2023

The 9th European Conference on Ethics and Integrity in Academia (ECEIA) 2023, with the main theme Enhancing ethical practice, professionalism and integrity for future development, took place at the University of Derby (UK) from 12th to 14th July 2023.

The conference was jointly organized by the European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI) and the School of Human Sciences of the University of Derby (UoD).

Conference Program

Conference topics

  • Current topics in research ethics & academic integrity
  • Initiating academic integrity in schools
  • Students as leaders in academic integrity            
  • Ethics and integrity in the post-covid era
  • Bridging academic integrity and research ethics
  • New threats to academic integrity
  • Academic integrity & text matching software tools
  • Teacher training for ethical decision making   


Dr Shiva Sivasubramaniam, Head of Biomedical and Forensic Science, University of Derby, in collaboration with ENAI.

University of Derby Organising Committee:

  • Shivadas Sivasubramaniam (The Head and the Host)
  • Joanna Atkinson (Events Coordinator)
  • Sally Akehurst
  • Laurice Fretwell
  • Vadivel Parthsarathy
  • Thomas Illingworth
  • Ian Baker
  • Ian Turner
  • Derby Student Union

ENAI Organising Committee:

  • Tomáš Foltýnek, Masaryk University, Czech Republic (Head)
  • Shivadas Sivasubramaniam, University of Derby, UK
  • Sonja Bjelobaba, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Irene Glendinning, Coventry University, UK 
  • Rita Santos, European Network for Academic Integrity, Czechia 
  • Salim Razı, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Türkiye
  • Zeenath Khan, University of Wollongong in Dubai, Dubai


School of Human Sciences Auditorium, University of Derby | Kedleston Road | Derby | United Kingdom
Location: find us 

The City of Derby is recognised as a city of learning by UNESCO. Being named the first city of learning in the UK, it will have opportunities to share knowledge, develop lifelong learning opportunities in Derby, and create new sustainable initiatives.


Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor

Other Academic Sponsor

ETINED Call Awardees

Siniša LakićFaculty of Philosophy, University of Banja LukaBosnia & Herzegovina
Ajrina HysajUOWD College, University of Wollongong in DubaiAlbania/UAE
Nataliya Sirathe Institute of History, Theory and Ethics in Medicine at RWTH Aachen University in GermanyGermany
Panicos GiorgoudesDepartment of Higher Education, Cyprus Ministry of Education, Sport and YouthCyprus
Baris AlpaslanDepartment of Economics, Faculty of Political Science, Social Sciences University of AnkaraTurkey
Tomaž GrušovnikUniversity of Primorska, Faculty of EducationSlovenia
Henry HenryssonETINED Bureau member / University of IcelandIceland
Adam LiwakETINED Bureau member / Malta Further and Higher Education AuthorityMalta

ENAI Awardees 2023

Keynote speakers

Professor Serhiy Kvit

Professor Serhiy Kvit is the President of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Ukraine). He founded the Kyiv-Mohyla School of Journalism in 2001 and became the President of the Media Reform Centre that focus on initiating open debate and promoting more transparent media and government policies. From 2005-2010, he was the Chairman of the Consortium of University Autonomy. Professor Kvit also occupied the position of the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine in 2014-2016 when progressive Laws “On Higher Education” (2014) and “On Scientific and Scientific-Technical Activity” (On Science and Research, 2015) were adopted. He headed the National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance of Ukraine from 2019-2022. Professor Kvit’s research focuses on educational and media reforms, mass communications, and philosophical hermeneutics; he has published several books and numerous articles.

Professor Michael Draper

Prof Draper is the Deputy Pro Vice-chancellor of Education at Swansea University (UK). He co-chairs the Welsh Integrity and Assessment Network and is an expert consultant with the UK QAA Academic Integrity Advisory Group and the ETINED platform of the Council of Europe. He has published and presented extensively on aspects of academic integrity and assessment. Michael is a practising lawyer by background and is a member of the Law Society’s Education and Training Committee and a member of the QAA’s subject benchmark committee for law. He is also a member of the Outreach and Addressing Contract Cheating Working Groups of ENAI.

Note: Prof Draper is also a panel member of this conference discussing – Academic integrity from the UK perspective (Panel II)

Dr Mary Davis

Dr Mary Davis is the academic integrity lead at Oxford Brookes University (UK). She began researching and specialising her practice in academic integrity in 2005 to respond to student requests for more feedback at a formative stage of academic writing. Since then, she has undertaken numerous research projects in academic integrity, including: the formative use of Turnitin as an educational tool; staff and student understandings of plagiarism; the development of international postgraduate students’ competence in source use (PhD study); the acceptability of re-use of formulaic language; proofreading; inclusion in academic integrity. She is currently leading a QAA-funded collaborative enhancement project among four UK universities designed to improve inclusion and accessibility in academic integrity. In this keynote, she will present her recent research findings and collaborative project resources to demonstrate strategies to make policies and teaching practices more inclusive. These strategies aim not only to engage all students, but also to include everyone in Higher Education, whatever their role, in academic integrity.

Expert Discussion Panel members

Panel I Ethics, integrity, and current integrity projects

Professor Julia Prieß-Buchheit

Prof Dr Julia Prieß-Buchheit is an expert in teaching, research integrity, and open science at Kiel University (Germany). She has an international focus in her research, investigating learning environments and professionalisation in contemporary societies. Additionally, she is experienced in curriculum development and assessment, having previously led the evaluation and didactics team at Coburg University. From 2019 – 2022 she coordinated the Horizon2020 project Path2Integrity. She is currently the chair of the board of the Zentrum für Konstruktive Wissenschaft e.V., an interdisciplinary research group, and a co-founder of the Network for Education and Research Quality. Prieß-Buchheit is also involved in supporting the European Open Science Cloud.

Professor Mariëtte van den Hoven

Professor Mariëtte van den Hoven is a Professor of Medical Ethics at Amsterdam University Medical Center at the Free University of Amsterdam. She has coordinated the H2020 INTEGRITY project (link). Mariette is currently the coordinator of the Netherlands Research Integrity Network (link). Together with Prof. Julia Prieß-Buchheit, she has established an international network on ethics education that will serve as a platform for all involved in teaching and researching education in responsible conduct of research and open science. She has a PhD in Philosophy.

Dr Anna Abalkina

Dr Anna Abalkina is a research fellow at Freie Universität Berlin (Germany). She earned her PhD from the University of Perugia (Italy). She has a background in international economics, but later she concentrated her research on academic misconduct, plagiarism, paper mills and predatory and hijacked journals. Her research is devoted not only to the detection and analysis of scientific misconduct but also to the explanation of its costs and consequences.  Since 2013, Anna Abalkina has been active as an expert of Dissernet, a grassroots initiative to detect plagiarism in the PhD theses and scientific papers in Russia. In 2022, Anna Abalkina, in collaboration with Retraction Watch, created the list of hijacked journals, “The Retraction Watch Hijacked Journal Checker”, which is regularly updated.

Dr Lisa Diependaele

Dr Lisa Diependaele is a policy officer for the Ethics and Research Integrity Sector of the European Commission. Her work is focused on bioethics and ethics of new and emerging technologies in health research context. In this capacity, Lisa has been involved in the elaboration of policy guidelines, procedures and recommendations for Horizon 2020/Horizon Europe applicants and beneficiaries. She has lectured courses in applied ethics and global ethics, as well as social and political philosophy. Lisa obtained a PhD in Philosophy in 2019, and holds Master’s degrees in International and European Law and Moral Sciences (Ethics).

Panel II Academic integrity from the UK perspective

Dr Irene Glendinning

Dr Irene Glendinning is Academic Integrity Lead for Coventry University Group (UK), based in the Office of Teaching and Learning. During the last 12 years, she has led and participated in several successful research projects, mainly focused on policies for academic integrity, funded by the European Commission, Council of Europe and Council for Higher Education Accreditation. She is currently leading the Working Group for ENAI on Ethical Publishing and Dissemination (EPAD). Her research interests remain in academic and research integrity, quality assurance, pedagogy, student experience and addressing corruption in higher education. She serves on several editorial boards and advisory groups focused on academic and research integrity and continues to conduct research, currently on projects with funding from Canada and Europe. 

Dr Robin Crockett

Dr Robin Crockett is the University Academic Integrity Officer at the University of Northampton (UK) and Academic Visitor in academic integrity at Loughborough University (UK). He is actively involved with research and professional-development activities in academic integrity and has presented at many in-person and virtual events in recent years. He is a mathematician-ethicist with interests in the identification of contract-cheated student submissions and holds Chartered Scientist and Chartered Mathematician status. He is a member of the European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI) and the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) and is one of the co-founders of the Midlands Integrity Group (of Universities) in the UK. In 2021 he was a member of the expert/interest groups who had meetings with MP Chris Skidmore and Universities Minister Michelle Donelan to advise with regard to the then-proposed UK legislation to ban essay mills.

Dr Thomas Lancaster

Dr Thomas Lancaster is a Computer Scientist by discipline, who works in a student-focused role at Imperial College London (UK). Thomas speaks and delivers training internationally on topics surrounding academic integrity and contract cheating. He is a member of the associated Quality Assurance Agency Advisory group and has contributed to the development of national and international policy. He authored the short book “Avoid Plagiarism” for Sage and has developed resources for organisations such as Epigeum. Thomas developed the world’s first academic integrity research module aimed at undergraduate students. Much of Thomas’ recent research has focused on collaborations with students as partners, considering topics such as contract cheating in languages other than English. He is currently looking at the growth in artificial intelligence solutions for completing assessments and considering educational and policy implications posed by this development.

Dr Sandy Dann

Dr Sandie Dann is Professor of Materials Chemistry at Loughborough University (UK) and has a strong track record of working in partnership with students to address academic challenges. She has had an institutionally leading role in Academic Integrity since 2013, when she was the Associate Dean for Teaching in Science and began chairing the University Academic Misconduct Committee. Working with Student Union colleagues, her academic integrity research is based on student-centred solutions to promoting integrity and deterring misconduct and has been presented with Student Union colleagues, nationally and internationally. Along with other academic and academic-related staff, she is currently on the advisory group for a QAA collaborative-enhancement project relating to Equity in Proofreading led by 7 Student Unions. She is currently Chair of the Midlands Academic Integrity Group, a member of the QAA Academic Integrity Advisory Group and a member of the ACC Working Group on Contract Cheating.  

These experts will also be joined by Professor Michael Draper, who will represent the ETINED platform of the Council of Europe

Pre-conference Workshops

Parallel SessionWorkshopLecturersDateFee
ITrain-the-Trainer: academic staff training in academic integrity WorkshopZeenath Khan (University of Wollongong in Dubai, United Arab Emirates) & Rita Santos (ENAI, Portugal)11th July 2023 (13:00 – 14:15 BST)€12 (ENAI members); €35 (non-ENAI members)
IIEthical Publishing and dissemination WorkshopIrene Glendinning (Coventry University, UK) & Salim Razı (Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Türkiye)11th July 2023 (14:30 -15:45 BST)€12 (ENAI members); €35 (non-ENAI members)
IIIEthics & Integrity in Supervision WorkshopShivadas Sivasubramaniam (University of Derby, UK) & Sonja Bjelobaba (Uppsala University, Sweden)11th July 2023 (16:00 -17:15 BST)€12 (ENAI members); €35 (non-ENAI members)

Train-the-Trainer: academic staff training in academic integrity Workshop

Overview: Training teaching staff in academic integrity is of foremost importance to promote students’ effective learning and engagement on academic integrity. This workshop aims to promote interactive discussions among participants on the best practices and methodologic approaches for a Train-the-Trainer Program based on IEPAR framework on Academic Integrity tailored to teaching staff. Participants will be invited to work together on designing a training program customised to their own institute and share it with the audience. 


  • Developing an understanding of the holistic framework – IEPAR model and its pillars;
  • Design a Train-the-Trainer Program on Academic Integrity for academic staff;
  • Promote discussion on the methodologic approach for designing an effective Train-the-Trainer program.

Target audience: Academics, researchers, integrity/ethics officers, Library and Learning Centre staff who provide staff training.

Ethical Publishing and dissemination Workshop

Overview: It is likely that public trust in science has never been lower than it is right now. Academics and researchers across the world must play their part in restoring this trust. Accordingly, two members of the ENAI working group on Ethical Publishing and dissemination will be leading this workshop. The workshop will explore why adopting an ethical approach to both publishing and dissemination is important, on many levels. Workshop participants will explore various types of unethical practices relating to academic publishing and dissemination and gain an appreciation of the consequences of being involved in any type of unethical publishing and dissemination. General characteristics of predatory publishers and pseudo-conferences will be shared, together with tips for identifying them, based on a checklist put together recently by EPAD working group members. The workshop will require active participation from attendees throughout, including a practical activity to examine and classify examples of invitations from journals, publishers and conferences, using the EPAD checklist. The workshop leaders will invite discussion and suggestions from participants on what more can be done to promote ethical publishing and dissemination.


  • Promote discussion on the importance of adopting an ethical approach to both publishing and dissemination;
  • Explore various types of unethical practice relating to academic publishing and dissemination;
  • Examine and classify examples of invitations from journals, publishers and conferences, using the EPAD checklist.

Target audience: Faculty members, (early career) researchers, postgraduate students, librarians.

Ethics & Integrity in Supervision Workshop

Overview: Supervisors play an essential role in all parts of the research done by master and doctoral students. Through their teaching and decision-making, as well as through setting an example as a role-model, supervisors enculturate students in the research community, guide the research that students are undertaking, and help their students to develop their knowledge and skills regarding not only the discipline they study, but also the responsible conduct of research. The supervisor needs to make sure that the student has all the necessary permissions to conduct the research, ensure that the student is aware of research ethics and integrity, and has an overall responsibility for the ethical aspects of the student’s project. In this workshop, participants will discuss what being a good researcher means, explore the ethical aspects of the responsible conduct of research, as well as different approaches to improving the culture of integrity through supervision. Differences between research integrity and research ethics, the ethical procedures in different disciplines as well as good research practice will be highlighted. After the workshop, the participants will gain knowledge on ethical aspects of supervision and acquire insights on a range of practical practices they might use in their supervision.


  • Provide guidance to supervisors of master and doctoral students about maintaining ethics in research supervision.

Target audience: Current and prospective supervisors of master and doctoral students.

Conference fees (excluding accommodation)

Registration (participation on-site)StandardENAI* & ICAI membersStudents
Early bird (by 15th of April 2023)£275£250£200
Standard (after 15th of April 2023)£300£270£225
Registration (participation online)StandardENAI* & ICAI membersStudents
Early bird (by 15th of April 2023)£75£50£50
Standard (after 15th of April 2023)£80£50£50

The Conference registration fee includes

  • Access to the scientific event and participant conference bag
  • Lunches and coffee breaks
  • Welcome reception
  • Gala dinner
  • Social programme (Historic Derby Tour)

NOT INCLUDED: Pre-conference workshops

Terms and Conditions

  • All participants must complete the registration with payment before the final deadline. Delegate registration is not considered complete until full payment is received. Upon receipt of payment invitation letters/acceptance letters will be provided (if required).
  • Registration fees do not include any type of insurance, accommodation, or travel.
  • Further information on accommodation and travel will be available here from January 2023
  • Receipts will be provided in person or after the conference by email.
  • Keynote and panel sessions will be transmitted using streaming. In addition, there will be one room each day dedicated to online presentations (those who present and/or attend online). All other sessions will be recorded and made available. Photography and videos will be made during the conference for promotional purposes.
  • All fees are non-refundable after 28th April 2022. The conference reserves the right to cancel the face-to-face event if force majeure conditions warrant. Under such circumstances, registration fees will be transferred for virtual registrations, and the remaining will be returned. Exceptional cases should be reported to the Conference Organising Committee.
  • The Conference Organising Committee is not responsible for any accommodation or travel arrangements delegates may have made and incurred due to such cancellation.

Conference Contributions

Submissions of extended abstracts may address, but are not limited to, the main theme of the conference. The conference topics include:

  • Current topics in research ethics & academic integrity     
  • Initiating academic integrity in schools
  • Students as leaders in academic integrity            
  • Ethics and integrity in the post-covid era 
  • Bridging academic integrity and research ethics        
  • New threats to academic integrity
  • Academic integrity & text matching software tools
  • Teacher training for ethical decision making 

Types of submissions

  • Presentation (face-to-face and online)
  • Poster (face-to-face only)
  • Workshops (Only a limited number available. Face-to-face and online)

Authors of selected submissions will have the opportunity to submit full papers to be considered for the special issue of an internationally reputed journal (subject to confirmation). Those selected will be notified after the conference.

Dissemination of abstracts and full papers

Accepted abstracts will be bundled in a digital abstract book and posted on the conference website (link). After the conference, the abstract book will be available on the ENAI website (link).
Details of the publication of full papers will be announced soon.


Dr Shiva Sivasubramaniam – email contact