iParadigms is the world's leading provider of web-based solutions for plagiarism prevention.
iParadigms was founded in 1996, when a group of researchers at UC Berkeley created software to monitor the recycling of research papers in their large, undergraduate classes. Encouraged by a high level of interest from their peers, they assembled a team of teachers, mathematicians, and computer scientists to form Plagiarism.org, the world's first internet-based plagiarism detection service.
By late 1998, Plagiarism.org had become the center of international media attention. The organization was featured in several major media venues, including Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, and the New York Times. Since then, iParadigms has expanded its product offerings to encompass Turnitin for instructors, iThenticate for research professionals, WriteCheck for students and Plagiarism.org as a forum for students and instructors to learn about the growing problem of plagiarism.
iParadigms' products include Turnitin, used by educators worldwide to check students' papers for originality, to enable web-based peer review and for digital grading of student work. iParadigms' iThenticate solution is the leader in plagiarism detection in research, publishing and many other commercial markets. WriteCheck allows students to check their work for originality and Turnitin for Admissions helps admissions officers make more informed decisions. The company's solutions check millions of documents each month and are used in over 100 countries. iParadigms is headquartered in Oakland, CA with an international office located in Newcastle, United Kingdom. iParadigms is backed by Warburg Pincus.