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

Project aims

The ETHICS project aims to launch a systemic improvement intervention to improve the quality of Georgian University and Research-Performing Organizations (RPOs) research by launching measures to adhere to the foundations of high-quality research and excellence.


  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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.


  • Policy Change and Capacity Building of Experts in Accreditation of Doctoral Programs;
  • Creation of Research Integrity Module/MOOC; 
  • Training of Researchers and Research Support [INTEGRITY] Officers;
  • Elaboration of University Research Integrity, Policies, Ethics, and Resources;
  • The Research Integrity Ethics Board;
  • Development of Academic Support and Research Integrity Services for a Supportive Environment for Researchers;
  • Enhancement of Responsible Science Communication in Georgian universities.

Programme call: ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CBHE-STRAND-3

Project number: 101082546

Project duration: 48 months (1st February 2023 to 31st January 2027)

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Project partners


  • Ilia State University (Georgia)

EU Partners

  • Free University Amsterdam/ STICHTING VU (Netherlands)
  • Charles University Prague (Czechia)
  • Masaryk University (Czechia)
  • European Network for Academic Integrity (Czechia)

Georgian Higher Education Institutions

  • Ilia State University
  • 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

Non – University Partners

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


  • Kick-off Meeting: 2nd - 3rd May 2023, Charles University Prague (Czechia)
  • Study Visit: 4th - 5th May 2023, Charles University Prague (Czechia)