The scientific integrity referent

The Scientific Integrity Referent at Inalco is Professor Sobhi BOUSTANI. He has been appointed by the President, in May 2019.

At the request of the Inalco Presidency, he is responsible for:

  • processing reports relating tobreaches of scientific integrity, concerning Inalco staff or those working in its structures
  • reflecting on preventive procedures and promoting good practices

All approaches by the "scientific integrity" referent are made in an adversarial framework, respecting the principles of confidentiality and the presumption of good faith on the part of individuals.

He may be contacted by the entire university community on any matter relating to scientific integrity.

Requests are made in writing, by contacting him directly, or may be made directly to the Presidency, which forwards them to the referent. An anonymous request is not admissible.

Requests will be treated as strictly confidential.

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The prevention of plagiarism

Inalco's management has acted on the deployment of plagiarism detection software COMPILATIO for all teacher-researchers. Using this tool, it will be possible to quickly identify "copied-pasted" passages in every document submitted by students and their likely sources on the web.

Are you a student at Inalco? Here's what you need to know about plagiarism:Plagiarism? Not for me!

The Guide pour le recueil et le traitement des signalements relatifs à l'intégrité scientifique

The national network of scientific integrity referents (RESINT) has published its "Guide-pour-le-recueil-et-le-traitement-des-signalements-relatifs à L'intégrité scientifique ". The Ofis, which accompanies and supports the scientific community in promoting good practice in scientific integrity, is today relaying the release of this guide.

Developed by RESINT's "Procedures" working group, this guide has 2 objectives:

  • to help each referent implement, in his or her establishment or organization, a procedure for responding to reports of breaches of scientific integrity in line with good practice in this field;
  • to facilitate cooperation between referents.

The guide thus offers a series of recommendations, in line with the main official sources, designed to help each establishment or organization establish procedures tailored to its needs. It will evolve in line with feedback shared by RESINT members.

Contact Scientific Referent

65 rue des grands Moulins
750214 - Paris Cedex 13