About ImaChek

ImaChek includes a suite of services to improve the screening process for digital images acquired from life science research. The solutions are designed to serve various needs, whether you are a researcher, publisher, or university administrator.

Background of ImaChek

Studies show that 3.8% of over 20,000 papers published in various journals between 1995 and 2014 contained problematic figures, and this rate has not declined even after journals have devised specific guidelines on processing and preserving the integrity of scientific image data. iLPixel developed ImaChek to promote research integrity and advancement in life science research around the globe.

Features of ImaChek

  • For Life Science

    ImaChek is designed to detect fabricated digital images acquired from life science research, such as electrophoresis images and images of stained tissues.

  • User-friendly Interface

    Extensive knowledge on image analysis is not a requirement for using ImaChek.

  • Instant Processing

    ImaChek starts checking the images automatically once they have been uploaded.

  • Highlighting Function

    ImaChek provides high accuracy that users can rely on. Furthermore, ImaChek highlights the parts with potential misconduct to provide an easy way to read results.

  • Security

    ImaChek is built on Amazon cloud, meaning that users can be ensured that all of their personal information and their important image data will be protected.

Solutions Explained

Currently Available Solutions

ImaChek Pro (Download Manual)

  • Designed for life science researchers and university administrators
  • A unique cloud-based system to check if the images in research publications have been reused
  • Unlimited IP allows you to get access to the solution anytime and anywhere
  • Analysis can be done in 3 simple steps
  • Image analysis results can be exported as a PDF file.

Future solutions

ImaChek Premium (Under development)

  • Designed for government institutions
  • In-depth analyses by experts to check if the images in research publications have been reused or inappropriately manipulated

ImaChek for Publishers (Available in 2018)

  • Designed for publishers
  • Customized API service that is integrated with publishers’ workflow
  • Automatically flags problematic images at submission stage


Q1 : Can you have more than one user access the account at the same time?

A1 : No, ImaChek Pro does not allow multiple users to access the system with the same account at the same time.

Q2 : Why cannot I log in?

A2 : This problem can be solved by clearing the cache and restarting your browser. Please make sure to log out after you have finished using the system. You will not be logged out just by closing the browser.

Q3 : Why cannot I access the website for ImaChek Pro? (For Google Chrome users)

A3 : The URL for ImaChek Pro is and not . To prevent the browser from automatically adding “www,” go to [Settings] > [Show advanced settings] and uncheck “Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar or the app launcher search box.” Restart your browser and you may access the service.

Q4 : The system is taking a long time to process my images, and I cannot see the examination results. What is happening?

A4 : We apologize for the inconvenience. Please send us the URL of the corresponding page at We will get back to you as soon as possible. Sorry again for the inconvenience this may cause.