Faculty can use new tool to detect plagiarism

March 9, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

U-M Medical School faculty members are encouraged to try iThenticate, a web-based tool for plagiarism detection being piloted by the U-M Office of Research through October 2019.

iThenticate can help faculty easily and comprehensively check a manuscript for citation errors by comparing it against an electronic database of billions of pages of content, including works from hundreds of scholarly publications.

Here’s what you need to know about iThenticate:

  • Faculty members are not required to use the tool.
  • iThenticate will not store, or make available to databases, any documents uploaded for a plagiarism check.
  • All documents uploaded are accessible/viewable only by the account holder.
  • Faculty can also use iThenticate to check student work.

After receiving an authentication email from iThenticate with notification that an account has been created, users can connect to the site and complete the login instructions. Then, the next time they are near the final draft of a manuscript or grant proposal, they can upload the document for evaluation of plagiarism risk.

iThenticate is intended as a useful tool for the research community to use in support of the high standards of scholarly integrity at U-M.

More information about the tool can be found by clicking here.

For questions, email orcr.umor@umich.edu or contact Pat Ward in the Medical School Office of Regulatory Affairs at patward@umich.edu or 734-647-1954.

Website: http://research-compliance.umich.edu/research-integrity/plagiarism-detection

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