The Global Academic Integrity Network (GAIN) was formally launched on 18 October 2022 by the Irish Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, on behalf of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and Australia’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) at QQI’s 10th-anniversary conference in Dublin. The MAB, as a member organization, joined to launch the GAIN at the conference.
As well as MAB, member/endorsing organizations include:
- The Office of the Lithuanian Ombudsperson for Academic Ethics and Procedures,
- Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA, UK),
- South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA),
- Zambian Qualifications Authority (ZAQA),
- European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA),
- Council of Europe Platform on Ethics, Transparency and Integrity in Education (ETINED),
- European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI).
The GAIN is a consortium of education quality and integrity agencies worldwide joining forces to fight the rise of commercial academic cheating services targeting students. The network aims to tackle commercial cheating operations, protecting students, qualifications and the integrity of national education systems. GAIN will share experiences and resources to help other jurisdictions develop legislation, regulatory approaches and frameworks that penalise facilitating and advertising of cheating services.