Useful Links

Academic integrity related organisations

International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) United States

  • The ICAI was founded to combat cheating, plagiarism, and academic dishonesty in higher education. Its mission has since expanded to include the cultivation of cultures of integrity in academic communities throughout the world. ICAI offers assessment services, resources, and consultations to its member institutions, and facilitates conversations on academic integrity topics each year at its annual conference.

Higher Education Academy (HEA) United Kingdom

  •  HEA works to enhance understanding of issues relating to academic integrity in higher education by advising on institutional policy and practice, and by promoting a holistic approach which considers educational strategies and management responses to academic misconduct.

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE)

  • This international organisation addresses “concerns about educating for civic and professional responsibility”  and is focused on advancing scholarship, education, and practice in practical and professional ethics.

Academic integrity related sites

HEA JISC: Supporting academic integrity: approaches and resources for higher education

  • a downloadable guide produced by the Higher Education Academy JISC Academic Integrity Service (2010). This publication is for lecturers, educational developers, student services managers and academic conduct officers who would like to better understand issues relating to student plagiarism.

Purdue online writing lab

  • The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses free writing resources and instructional material. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

  • is a free resource sponsored by iParadigms LLC. It includes some open-access videos and resources that focus specifically on plagiarism and plagiarism prevention.


  • This is not a free service, although it does include a good open access plagiarism quiz. The service is an online “plagiarism checker” that helps students become better writers by identifying grammar errors and unoriginal content in written work.


  • Turnitin is a service used by instructors to check for originality and quality of writing, facilitate peer review and enable online grading of student’s written work. While the service is not free, the site does provide some useful videos and resources for instructors on its Resources page. Note: Turnitin is not a free service. NB: check if your institution already has a license to use it.

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