Following some recent enquiries, we would like to clarify the University’s licence agreement with Turnitin.
The service can be used “only in connection with classes offered in its own curriculum, to its own students for the purpose of submitting Student work for evaluation.”
Therefore Turnitin should not be used for submitting work by staff e.g. research papers. Turnitin offer a separate service for this purpose: http://www.ithenticate.com/