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Plagiarism detection

Plagiarism is a violation of someone else's intellectual property. Leiden University stands for integrity and reliability in the way our researchers conduct research, and we consider plagiarism to be a serious offence.

Plagiarism is an infringement of copyright because (parts of) someone else's work is used without proper citation. It is the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own. Plagiarism can be deliberate, but it can also happen unconsciously.

Plagiarism in research

Do you conduct research? Or do you need to check theses? Some faculties offer plagiarism detection software for scanning scientific publications. In this case, you can find information on these tools by looking under your faculty tab.

More information

For more information about plagiarism and the correct handling of citations, please consult the plagiarism guidelines.

Do you conduct research? Or do you need to check theses? Then you can use iThenticate. This software scans scientific publications on plagiarism. iThenticate does not store the scanned files in a database.

Request an account

You request an iThenticate account via solo@fsw.leidenuniv.nl. Please contact your ICT and education coordinator if you have any questions on iThenticate.

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