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iThenticate is plagiarism detection software that is designed to be used by researchers to screen written work for originality.

The service allows researchers to easily upload and scan documents, manuscripts, research and other professional works into iThenticate which compares the work against 14 billion web pages and 110 million content items from leading academic publications.

iThenticate is used by federal government agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to check for instances of plagiarism in submitted proposals.

Utilization of iThenticate prior to proposal submission is optional, but highly encouraged. At the current time, iThenticate is available to University of Rochester faculty and researchers. Graduate students that wish to use iThenticate should do so through their faculty advisor.

Training Resources

Documentation and training materials are available on the iThenticate website.

Educational Resources

The University of Rochester’s Policy on Misconduct in Scholarship and Research outlines the steps to be taken in instances of allegations of scientific misconduct.  Should you have any questions or concerns with respect to the University’s policy and process, you are encouraged to contact the relevant Dean’s office.  The Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research, serves as the research integrity officer for the School of Medicine and Dentistry.  The Dean for Research, serves as the research integrity officer for Arts, Sciences and Engineering.

iThenticate Account Request Form

Please use this form to request access to the iThenticate service. If you have any questions regarding iThenticate account creation, please contact Once your request is processed you will receive an e-mail with login instructions.