EUREC is a network that brings together already existing national Research Ethics Committees (RECs), associations, networks or comparable initiatives on the European level. The network promotes capacity building and assistance for local RECs to cooperate in the EU Research Area. ALLEA (All European Academies) is the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, representing more than 50 academies from over 40 countries in Europe. Since its foundation in 1994, ALLEA represents its Member Academies on the European stage and seeks to promote science as a global public good. The European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO) brings together experts who are dealing with questions about research integrity. ENRIO is an informal network and aims to enhance research integrity in a world with growing international cooperation. The University of Bonn was founded in 1818 and is one of Germany’s most important institutes of higher education. As a place of learning to over 38,000 students, it enjoys an outstanding reputation both at home and abroad. It is one of the world’s leading research-based universities and, thus, it is no surprise that it operates on an international level. Up north on the top of the world, there is an innovative centre of science and thinking. One of the best multidisciplinary univer-sities in the world – The University of Helsinki. Since 1640 they have contributed significantly to Finnish prosperity and national identity. They have built a fair and an equal society that by many indicators is considered one of the best in the world. The National Technical University of Athens is structured according to the continental European system for training engineers, with an emphasis on solid background. The valuable work of NTUA and its international reputation are due to its well-organised educational and research system, the quality of its staff and students, and the adequacy of its technical infrastructure. Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and, with 16,300 students and 4,300 employees, is still growing. The university stands out for its innovative education model, international character and multidisciplinary approach to research and education. As an independent post-university research center the Institute for Advanced Studies is well-established and recognised across Europe. The Institute develops research questions in dialogue with policy-makers as well as among the academic world, and delivers answers that are relevant to both sides. The OeAWI raises awareness for the Standards of Good Scientific Practice among researchers as well as the general public. The Agency strengthens responsibility in research and ensures the observance of the respective guidelines. Vilnius University is an active participant in international scientific and academic activities and boasts many prominent scientists, professors and graduates. Scientific development and the expanding relations with global research centres have contributed to the variety of research and studies. Aarhus University (AU) is a top ten university among universities founded within the past 100 years. It has a long tradition of partnerships with some of the world’s best research institutions and university networks. The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university. Academic diversity and high quality are fundamental. UiB is the most cited university in Norway.