q#$#.. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS 4 0 CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM ordo Case Number: A06010001 Page 1 of 1 We received information that confidentiality of peer review of an NSF proposal may have been compromised. The PI' of a funded NSF proposal2 received a letter from complainant's3counsel alleging copyright violation in the proposal, which supported acquisition of research instrumentation at a University. We contacted counsel for the copyright owners, who asserts that the cease-and-desist letter was based solely on the publicly available award information for the grant.4 Accordingly, this case is closed. I Redacted. Redacted. 3 Redacted. 4 Redacted. NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2006-04-05.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)