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NAIN is the National Academic Integrity Network and was established by Quality and Qualifications Ireland on 14th November 2019 (at the inaugural meeting of the Academic Integrity Project) as a response to the introduction of amended legislation as set out in the QQI Amended Act, 2019. The amended Act provides a statutory basis for the prosecution of those who facilitate learner cheating, including the advertisement, or publication of advertisements, of these services, by companies such as ‘essay mills’, or by individuals.
The purpose of the Network is to advise, raise awareness and offer guidance on:
the current landscape of academic integrity in Ireland
current approaches to prevention, detection and penalising of academic misconduct and the roles and responsibilities of identifying the roles and responsibilities of the key stakeholders in addressing this issue: Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), learners and QQI;
a strategy for HEIs to engage with enrolled learners as key partners in the embedding of a positive culture of academic integrity within the institution;
good practice with regard to
fostering an institutional culture of academic integrity;
preventing and addressing suspected cases of academic misconduct
a working methodology and procedures for the reporting and prosecution of instances of cheating within Higher Education Institutions that are offences under the QQI amended Act
a national communications strategy for all stakeholders with a primary focus on learners
definitions of commonly used terms in the field of academic integrity
the identification of areas for enhancement to support and grow a culture of academic integrity in HEIs nationally
Find the below video as well as a feedback form for submitting information on essay mills and contract cheating services on QQI's myownwork page. You will also find information on the different resources available to help you at NCI and other institutions in Ireland.