NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDLTM 11 Case Number: A-03050029 Page 1 of 1 On 9 May 2003, we received an allegation of research misconduct. The complainant1 alleged that the subject's NSF proposal2 contained plagiarized text and methods from others' papers. We contacted the complainant, whose initial allegation contained insufficient information for us to evaluate. The complainant was reluctant and, ultimately, refused to provide any specific information about the source(s) of the alleged plagiarized text in the subject's NSF proposal. However, the complainant, seemingly inadvertently, provided four partial examples of the plagiarized text in the subject's NSF proposal and alluded to the publications3 from which these examples were copied. With the limited information provided by the complainant, we found insufficient substance to support the alleged plagiarism in the subject's NSF proposal. Accordingly this case is closed and no further action will be taken. NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Intellectual Theft Plagiarism (Verbatim)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2003-08-27.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)