The ever growing use of computers and the Internet has drastically changed the ways in which academic and scientific research projects are conducted.

The Internet has made it much easier to collect information related to a given research theme. In preparing theses, researchers can rely on computers to process images and sentences. So, they now spend most of their time with their eyes glued to the computer screens.

Although computers have contributed greatly to making research work far more efficient than in the past, there is no denying that they have saddled researchers with a potential hotbed for research misconduct. Suspicions about misconduct swirl about online.