Publish both your data and your research output openly through UCT’s platforms to support open science, and work with us to make your research visible.

  • ZivaHub: Open data UCT
  • OpenUCT: institutional repository
  • Science communication: telling the story of your research

Log a call to speak to our eResearch analyst about these and other services.

Plagiarism Detection & Prevention


Ithenticate is the leading provider of professional plagiarism detection and prevention technology used worldwide by scholarly publishers and research institutions to ensure the originality of written work before publication. This is an online web-based system that can be used by researchers at the University of Cape Town. Turnitin is used by all registered students at the UCT. Both have an easy-to-use submission process that checks for similarity against the world’s top published works. Researchers and institutions can feel confident that their academic reputation will be protected. 

How do I get access to the system?

  • All UCT staff are now able to log into iThenticate directly, using their network credentials. Signing up for an account is no longer required.

How can I get support for iThenticate?

  • All support queries can be logged directly with the Research Systems Support team by completing the form in the link provided.
  • All iThenticate resources are available on their website.