ENAI Working Group

Support for the Victims of Academic Misconduct

In this working group we aim to raise awareness of misconduct and questionable practices in research and education.


  • Rita Santos, ENAI, Portugal (head)
  • Sonja Bjelobaba, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Tomáš Foltýnek, Masaryk University, Czechia
  • Irene Glendinning, Coventry University, UK
  • Dita Henek Dlabolová, ENAI, Czechia
  • Julius Kravjar, Slovakia
  • Salim Razı, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
  • Milan Ojsteršek, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • David Bajs, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Mission and Activities

Our mission is to provide a safe place for anyone who seeks advice and help on a problem of misconduct or questionable practice in research or education. Anyone can share their issue in confidence and receive guidance from our experts on the actions to take, according to the nature of their problem.
Our WG includes experts in academic and research integrity issues (e.g. plagiarism, publication ethics, data manipulation, among others) from ENAI. We also welcome anyone who would like to support others on their issues and people who have experienced academic or research malpractices to join the WG.
Our activities focus on the promotion and development of the Victim Support Portal. We will also develop resources that will be freely available in the Portal.
We encourage anyone who seeks advice and guidance from our experts to expose their concerns through the Portal.

Outputs and Materials

The Victim Support Portal

The Victim Support Portal is an online platform, where anyone facing inappropriate threats relating to research or education may post their concerns in confidence and seek advice. The Portal was created as part of the Erasmus+ FAITH (Facing Academic Integrity Threats) project (2022-2025). Those using the Portal can discuss their problems and receive support from a dedicated expert, with relevant expertise in academic and research integrity (e.g. plagiarism, publication ethics, mentorship, data manipulation, etc.).

Who do we support?

  • Students
  • Researchers
  • Academics
  • Ethics/integrity officers
  • Publishers
  • Administrators
  • Etc.

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