EIFL renews agreement for Urkund plagiarism checker
Institutions in 39 EIFL partner countries to benefit from discounted subscription rates to Urkund’s plagiarism detection software

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EIFL has signed another three-year agreement with Prio Infocenter AB to allow institutions in 39 EIFL partner countries to subscribe to the Urkund plagiarism checker at discounted rates.

Plagiarism refers to copying another person's material and using this material as if it were your own work, without quoting the originator or stating a source.

Urkund’s system for handling plagiarism is fully automated. When a student sends a document to a teacher by e-mail, via an LMS (Learning Management System), or via Urkund’s web portal, the Urkund system checks the document against three central source areas: content published on the internet, publishers’ content, and student material. If the document shows similarities with content in any of the three source areas, the Urkund system will flag it for possible plagiarism. An analysis is generated and a report is e-mailed to the teacher, who can then determine if plagiarism has occurred.

During 2019, a new User Interface (UI) was developed, with the aim of making it easier for users to work with Urkund. The main findings of a report are presented in a quick and easy overview with visual aids that help users identify those findings that need closer examination. Urkund users still get detailed views for each finding side-by-side, and can drill into the specific sources matched, or scroll through the full document with findings highlighted. New features that are being developed and will soon be released are cross-language detection, author identification, and a new UI for the web portal.

39 eligible countries

The agreement runs until December 2022, and is open to institutions in the following 39 EIFL partner countries:

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Botswana, Cambodia, China, Congo (Democratic Republic), Côte d'Ivoire, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Malawi, Maldives, Moldova, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, North Macedonia,  Palestine, Poland, Senegal, Serbia, Slovenia, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Find out more about the agreement here