NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A05090064 Page 1 of 1 The grant' that is the focus of this case was part of OIG Investigation's proactive review of human subjects with in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. Our concern in this case stemmed from statements in the grant's annual report about the work of two undergraduates. The descriptions suggested that both may be conducting research that could fall under the Common Rule. We contacted the grantee. It provided a detailed description of each student's project and stated that one was a "paper" exercise and the other used public information available on the Internet. No human subjects were used in either project. In addition the Director of 2 for the grantee stated that the co-PI on the award had assured the grantee that no human subjects were involved in the project. In the absence of any human subjects work, this case is closed. I' NSF OIG Fom 2 (1 1/02)
Human Subject Reg. Violations
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2006-01-10.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)