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About iThenticate Plagiarism Detection Software

Plagiarism Detection & Prevention Technology

iThenticate is an online plagiarism detection and prevention application used by scholarly publishers and research institutions to ensure the originality of written work before publication. In addition, iThenticate is used by federal government agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to detect for plagiarism in submitted proposals.

For more information about iThenticate see iThenticate's Data Sheet and FAQs

Access for KUMC Faculty and Staff

iThenticate has been made available by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Office of Compliance to KUMC faculty. Post-docs and graduate students who wish to use iThenticate must do so through their faculty advisor.

Use should be limited to pre-submission review of federal and non-federal grant proposals and pre-submission review of publications.


For information on uploading documents and receiving reports see

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Privacy and Intellectual Property

Submissions are added to a private, secure database that is only accessible by your own account. iThenticate does not share or resell uploaded files. Your submissions are not searchable by any other account, nor used by any other Turnitin service.


For background on the topic of plagiarism, see A.R. Dykes Library's Research Guide on Plagiarism and the Office of Research Integrity's module on Avoiding Plagiarism, Self-plagiarism, and Other Questionable Writing Practices: A Guide to Ethical Writing

Last modified: Jul 20, 2021
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