OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A04070046 Page 1 of 1 We reviewed an allegation that a university official1misrepresented her academic credentials. The credentials in question were included in several NSF proposals, in possible violation of NSF's Research Misconduct regulation.2We opened an inquiry to ascertain the facts, and determined that the credentials accurately reflected the official's employment history. Accordingly, this case is closed. 1 2 The Office of Science and Technology Policy explicitly addressed the issue of credentials in the Preamble for Research Misconduct Policy published in the Federal Register, Vol. 65, No. 235, December 6,2000: Does this policy address misrepresentation of a researcher's credentials orpublications? Yes, misrepresentation of a researcher's credentials or ability to perform the research in grant applications or similar submissions may constitute falsification or fabrication in proposing research. I' NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Applicant/Grantee/PI False Certification
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2004-08-25.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)