Who is behind?

This web tutorial on plagiarism was a joint effort involving a parade of Danish universities and coordinated by the Forum for Library User Education (now FLIPD), which is part of the Danish Research Library Association (DFFU) and with which responsibility for the maintenance of the web tutorial resides.

The project was funded by the now defunct Denmark’s Electronic Research Library. The English edition was funded by the Conference of Directors of Research Libraries.

The latest major revision of the tutorial which was undertaken by FLIPD in 2022 was funded by the Danish Research Library Association.

In 2009, stopplagiat.nu was awarded the prize Det Gyldne Snit by Forskningsnettet (now Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation (DeIC) for best video-based teaching material.

Why a web tutorial dedicated to plagiarism?

Many students are nervous about accidentally plagiarizing and do not feel sufficiently informed about plagiarism and other academic integrity issues. The purpose of this tutorial on plagiarism is to set out the basic rules that govern sound academic practices. In this way we hope to be able to preempt the nervousness in students and at the same time prevent a lot of the cases of plagiarism that can be attributed to ignorance of the rules or carelessness when referencing.

It is now possible in a generic tutorial like this to take into account all academic traditions and institutional idiosyncrasies. However, we hope that the tutorial will help trigger increased awareness and curiosity in students and facilitate discussions in classrooms of the rules that apply in individual organizations.

Thank you

This web tutorial on plagiarism would not have been possible without the dedicated collaborative work of the many project participants involved.

In working on the English edition of this web-tutorial we would especially like to acknowledge:

  • Jude Carroll, Oxford Brookes University.
  • Ida Klitgård, Roskilde University
  • Martin Jones, Senior Lecturer in Law, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Gill Rowell, Academic Advisor, plagiarismadvice.org
  • Lene Mortensen, Student Information Office, SDU
  • Tilde Bruun, Counselling Office, SDU
  • Randi Marselis, Institute of Literature, Media and Cultural Studies, SDU
  • Sven Halse, Institute of Literature, Media and Cultural Studies, SDU
  • Søren Harnow Klausen, Institute of Philosophy, Education and the Study of Religions, SDU
  • Jan Toftegaard Støckel, Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, SDU
  • Tine Wirenfeldt Jensen, Center for Educational Development, Aarhus Universitet
  • Bettina Andersen, Coordinator for the Centre for University Studies in Journalism, Aarhus University
  • Peter Stray Jørgensen & Signe Skov, Academic Writing Centre, University of Copenhagen

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