This week, the UGC e-released a guidance document to improve curb plagiarism and quality academic research. The UGC announced it in partnership titled Good Academic Research Practices or GARP with Clarivate’s Web of Science indexing over 34,000 journals.
The document gives a framework for strengthening research quality with a priority on best practices and potential threats. It handles how fabrication, misrepresentation, plagiarism can be checked.
On Tuesday, E-releasing the document, K Vijay Raghavan, the principal scientific adviser of the Government of India stated. Every year, the number of researches organized in the domain of technology, social science, science, and humanities grows in India.
India should take measures to guarantee that great moral practices are set up. This report will help make a solid establishment for research culture and trustworthiness.
GARP would assist researchers with arranging and plan their subjects, other than executing the work through appropriate documentation and ensured information stockpiling. The 56-page record is intended to furnish specialists with the correct mentorship, assist them with picking the correct journal for distribution, and control them from succumbing to ruthless journals.
The UGC vice-chairman Bhushan Patwardhan stated during the e-release of the document, that they need this document outlining for GARP. Good Academic Research Practices will support quality in academic research in the nation.
Patwardhan mentioned that a practice that has been demonstrated to work in a way that is better than different techniques after some time is the best practice. At the point when this training turns into a piece of life, it turns into a decent practice. At the end of the day, when a best practice is followed over a period, it turns into a decent practice.
GARP gives an overall structure to upgrading research trustworthiness by zeroing in on likely dangers. It delineates great practice at each stage in the examination cycle, including research planning, ideation, conduct, design, dissemination, training, and management.
The UGC chairman, D P Singh, in the closing comments stated that GARP has been created as an aspect of the quality command of the UGC.