Avoiding Plagiarism


No researcher wants to be accused of plagiarism whether intentional or not. This session provides you with the know-how to protect your researcher reputation.

Learning Outcomes

  • What plagiarism is in a research context
  • How you can build strategies as a researcher to stop plagiarism affecting you and your work
  • Guidance on using TurnItIn


  • Mick Carragher

    Mick Carragher is the Sub-Librarian for Research Services Support in Ulster University Library. He works closely with his colleagues to help develop and deliver library services for the Doctoral College, the Research and Impact Office, and the research community in general. He has many years of experience as a subject librarian, working primarily in the area of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. He has worked in Ulster University for most of his career, but has also worked in Aberystwyth University Library and the National Library of Wales. He has an MPhil and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

The Vitae Researcher Development Framework

This session maps on to Domain A of the Vitae Framework: Knowledge and intellectual abilities which includes the sub-domain areas of:

  • A1: Knowledge base
  • A2: Cognitive abilities
  • A3: Creativity
The Vitae Researcher Development Framework