I NATIONAL OFFICE OF SCIENCE INSPECTOR FOUNDATION GENERAL z OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS !@j$ 4 0 D CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A05100073 Page 1 of 1 An allegation was received' that a few lines of text in the subject's proposal2 followed the abstract of a publication written by other authors in the same field. The overlapping sentences describe the general precepts of a theoretical model in the field of research. The proposal contains sectional references to several publications by some of the same authors as those of the , alleged source document. IVo other textual duplication was apparent in the target proposal. We examined other recent proposals by the subject. None contained any evidence of plagiarism. The small amount of apparent text duplication in the target proposal, its limitation to the central tenets of a model (which is referenced to its originators), coupled with lack of any apparent text duplication in other proposals by the subject, denies substance to the allegation. Accordingly, this case is closed. i I I I Redacted. Redacted. ' Redacted. NSF OlG Form 2 ( 1 1/02) - r -
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2006-01-09.
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