NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A04100059 Page 1 of 1 We received an allegation1that the subject's2 NSF-funded research3resulted, in part, in the publication4of materials5 that included falsified and manipulated data.6 We reviewed information related to the publications and the data.7 We found no evidence of data falsification or manipulation. The focus of this case involved a very controversial theory that included considerable disagreement within the community about the interpretation of the data. A disagreement over the interpretation of data is not research misconduct. This case is closed and no M e r action will be taken. NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Data Tampering / Sabotage / Fabrication
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2004-12-01.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)