NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOLTT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A04060043 Page 1 of 1 We reviewed an allegation that the abstract of an NSF award1 is substantially similar to a project outlined in an earlier proposal submitted by a different institution2,indicating possible misconduct. Although we found that the two projects fell within the same general research area, our review did not identify any evidence of either plagiarism or intellectual theft. * Accordingly, this case is closed. 1 I 2 NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2004-08-11.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)