iThenticate is an online plagiarism detection technology that allows the uploading of documents (including among others, proposals, manuscripts, thesis, journals, etc.), and screens them against millions of published documents available through the Internet and multiple web-based databases. Contrary to Turnitin, iThenticate does not require a teacher-student relationship in order to complete the review of uploaded documents.
iThenticate will preserve the confidentiality of the user’s information by keeping his/her documents in a folder created by the user for his/her use only, and, as applicable, by the ORC’s authorized administrators responsible for the management of responsible conduct of research efforts at UCF.
iThenticate is used by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to check for instances of plagiarism in submitted proposals, as well as by other institutions of higher education who encourage or require their investigators to screen their proposals through iThenticate.
access to ithenticate
- Registration to the iThenticate system is required for UCF users.
- The ORC’s Office of Compliance will process your registration to iThenticate. UCF grants “free-of-charge” access to the iThenticate system by investigators.
- If you are a first time user, please submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org for a new iThenticate account or the reactivation of your existing account (in the event that you have forgotten your password)
- Please DO NOT SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT ON iTHENTICATE under the “LOG IN” screen question: “Don’t have an account? Sign up now.” (see below for reference)
- Once the registration process is completed by the ORC staff, your will receive an e-mail from the iThenticate customer support group including instructions on how to login to the system and a temporary password to access the system. You will be prompted to change the temporary password to one of your own.
- Now you are ready to login to iThenticate. Please go to: https://app.ithenticate.com/en_us/login
Why is it important that you review your proposal through iThenticate?
- To ensure compliance with federal, state and institutional requirements relating to the responsible and ethical conduct of research.
- To maintain public trust in the fields of science and engineering, as well as all other sponsored program activities supporting any other research discipline.
- To prevent the receipt at UCF of allegations of research misconduct by any university employee.
For additional information on this subject, please send an e-mail to email@example.com or contact:
Ms. Griselle Báez-Muñoz (Griselle.Baez-Munoz@ucf.edu)
Ms. Paula Seigler (Paula.Seigler@ucf.edu), or
Mr. Douglas Backman, Director of Compliance (firstname.lastname@example.org).