Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2003-06-19.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)


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Case Number: A02120056                                                                      Page 1 of 1

       The Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) received an
       allegation that a visiting scientist1,working in the capacity of Program office?, participated in
       the handling of a proposal3 in which a person4 with whom he had a close personal relationship
       was named as "Research AssociateICo-Investigator."

       The OIG investigation did not discover any evidence that the program officer had a relationship
       with the "Research AssociateICo-Investigator" which would have violated 18 U.S.C. $208, Acts
       Affecting a Personal Financial Interest; or NSF Manual 15, Conflicts of Interest and Standards of
       Ethical Conduct. During the interview of the program officer, he denied ever sharing a
       household with the "Research AssociateICo-Investigator" or having any other joint financial
       interests with her.

       Accordingly, this case is closed.


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