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The Outreach Working Group aims to develop strategies to provide accessibility of resources, training, advice and expertise to institutions, individuals and students to help establish a culture of integrity beyond borders. This year, initiated by Dr Salim Razi, ENAI Outreach working group is collaborating with the World Education Research Association - Doctoral Early Career Network to support early career researchers and PhD students by conducting three diverse, hands-on workshops:

Description of webinars

Developing academic writing skills (Friday, 5th March 2pm - 4pm CET)

Developing academic integrity is closely connected to the development of the academic writing skills. In this workshop, the different genres of academic writing as well as the characteristics of writing styles that are used in academia will be discussed. Special focus will be put on the purpose and the function of references in academic texts and on the areas that many students perceive as gray spots of referencing. Through different exercises, the participants will get a better understanding of the concept of referencing and the knowledge on how to avoid plagiarism.

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Dr Sonja Bjelobaba (Uppsala University, Sweden) and
Dr Salim Razi (Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey)

Research ethics and ethical approval (Friday, 12th March 2pm - 4pm CET)

This workshop will focus on the importance of ethical approval for conducting research. Despite the fact there may be institutional procedural differences, the basic steps of obtaining ethical approval are the same. The workshop will elaborate on the effects on an unbiased ethical compliance on establishing research excellence and provide an insight on ethical considerations for conducting research in education, pedagogy, science, economics, IT and medicine. Therefore it is suitable for all young researchers, post-doctoral fellows and early career researchers.

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Dr Shivadas Sivasubramaniam (University of Derby, UK) and
Dr Zeenath Reza Khan (University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE)

Interpreting text-matching software similarity reports (Friday, 30th April 2pm - 4pm CET)

The workshop is a mixture of information, discussion and activities to make participants think about the issue of plagiarism. Participants are encouraged to share their personal experience. We will talk about the understanding of plagiarism, discuss several scenarios and assess their severity. Within the workshop, we will present results from European-wide surveys about plagiarism. We will discuss what the plagiarism detection tools are able to discover, where are their limits and how to read similarity reports.

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Dr Tomas Foltynek (Mendel University Brno, Czech Republic) and
Dr Dita Henek Dlabolova (Mendel University Brno, Czech Republic)