iThenticate - originality checking and IP verification UCF Research and Commercialization Responsible Conduct of Research

about ithenticate

iThenticate is an online plagiarism detection software tool that compares documents (including among others, proposals, manuscripts, dissertations and thesis, journals, etc.) against a database of web pages and content items including published works.

iThenticate provides a mitigation tool that protects the reputation of UCF research and reduces risk of costly and public published misconduct.  Researchers gain advantage in grant submission by screening proposals before they are screened by the funding agency.

iThenticate is easy to use with quick results.  iThenticate is not a repository database. Documents uploaded through UCF user accounts cannot be accessed by iThenticate company personnel. The iThenticate user license agreement prevents iThenticate from having access to or use of technology, ideas or proprietary data contained in the submitted documents.

True Costs of Research Misconduct

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Research Proposals

  • Use of iThenticate is not required.  iThenticate is provided as a benefit to UCF investigators by making it easier to recognize inadvertent plagiarism by screening proposal text against published research.
  • It is recommended that Principal Investigators utilize iThenticate when their proposal content contains a new statement of work or research and development, attributions, citations, quoted material, facts, endnotes, footnotes, paraphrases, images, algorithms, formulas, and intellectual property from sources other than their original content.


  • iThenticate review must be coordinated through a Faculty Advisor.  Refer to Turnitin for review of student papers, exams, or book publication efforts.

Turnitin                 vs                            iThenticate


Students in the Classroom

Faculty; researchers; corporate; government


Graded papers

Published works


Course Management

Document Management

Display of Results

Document Viewer

Document Viewer


37 Billion web pages
129 Million content items
300 Million student papers

37 Billion web pages
129 Million content items ProQuest dissertations Internal Documents


Not standard

Shared with multiple people

Document Size

Up to 100 pages

Up to 400 pages

Submission Storage

Default opt-in to database

Not added to database

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iThenticate - originality checking and IP verification access

Automatic Access

  • Uploading by the PI through the ARGIS Proposal Transmittal Form (PTF) “Certs & Review” tab.

Manual Access

  • Uploading of the proposal directly in iThenticate.   PIs and Faculty Advisors may request iThenticate accounts by email to Accounts are activated by ORC’s Research Integrity Compliance office M-F during normal business hours.  Notification of account activations will be sent from and iThenticate.

ithenticate instructions

Please refer to the iThenticate User Manual for detailed use instructions.

  • Upload readable proposal file. (Scanned copies or images of text are not readable files.) To avoid duplication (self-plagiarism) citing your authored content from previously published works is recommended.
  • Obtain the “Similarity Report Index” to review system results. Reports can be viewed in Document Viewer (matches original format) or Text-Only.

Updated 2/2018