NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A03090050 Page 1 of 1 A notification was received from a university' that it had initiated an investigation into allegations of research misconduct, and that NSF funds may be involved in the research projects affected. Shortly thereafter, a copy of the report of the university investigation committee was received, which concluded that an individual2in charge of an analytical service facility3at the university had committed scientific misconduct by repeated falsification of scientific data.4 NSF does not directly support the individual mentioned in the report. Several NSF-supported PIS are working on research projects that involve some of the many services provided by the facility.' Examination of the annual and final reports and the budgets of the active NSF awards show no connection to the laboratory or the individual involved in the university investigation. NSF OIG therefore has no jurisdiction in this matter. Accordingly, this case is closed. ' redacted redacted redacted redacted redacted ' I NSF OTG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Data Tampering / Sabotage / Fabrication
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2003-09-25.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)