NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A03050022 Page 1 of 1 The case has its origins in an audit finding of non-compliance with respect to an institutional financial conflict-of-interest policy for PIS on NSF grants (requirements found in NSF Grants Policy Manual (GPM), Section 5 10). The institutioni agreed with the findings of the audit2 and agreed to implement a compliant financial conflict-of-interest policy. The institution was later contacted3, and inquiry revealed that no action had been taken by the institution to put into place a compliant conflict-of-interest policy. The need to do so was emphasized in conversations with the institution. As a result, the institution proposed modifications to their current policy to bring it into concordance with the requirements set forth in Section 5 10 of the GPM. The revised policy was adopted by the Board of Trustees of the institution at their meeting on December 5,2003~.The policy appears to comply with NSF requirements. Accordingly, this case is closed. ' Redacted. Redacted. Redacted. Redacted.
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2003-12-15.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)