Conducting innovative scientific research has a long tradition at Ecole Polytechnique. Confidence in the results obtained is an essential condition for progress and Ecole Polytechnique strives to avoid any practice that is detrimental to the quality and reputation of the scientific work carried out within its walls.

In order to provide a framework for the principles governing scientific integrity, Ecole Polytechnique has adopted a charter relating to scientific integrity and for good practice in research.

Read the scientific integrity charter Ecole Polytechnique.

A Scientific Integrity Referent (SIR) is the first point of contact for any suspected breach of scientific integrity (fraud, plagiarism, falsification of data) by a staff member or a student, particularly within Ecole polytechnique research centre. Students, post-doctoral fellows, teachers and researchers at Ecole polytechnique are invited to contact the SIR if they encounter or suspect any problem of this kind.

Read the appointment decision of the SIR.

To conact the SIR : contact.

Ecole Polytechnique has set up an Ethics and Scientific Integrity Committee (ESIC). This advisory body is responsible for providing an opinion on certain research projects and on reports of a breach of scientific integrity, scientific ethics or scientific deontology. These opinions are sent to the management ofEcole Polytechnique, which may decide to initiate a disciplinary procedure. The committee is composed of eight members.

See the ESIC’s organisational note.

See the ESIC’s members list.

You will find below links to websites detailing plagiarism prevention tools and good practices, as well as the risks faced by plagiarists, whether they are researchers or students.

These resources also enable plagiarized researchers or students to consider how to defend themselves.

- Plagiarism and scientific fraud: the academic perspective - University of Geneva

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- A brief history of the fight against plagiarism in the academic world by Michelle Bergadaà

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