NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A06040012 Page 1 of 1 I The subject' accepts responsibility for the duplicated text that appears in the proposal,2 and agrees that explicit citation would have been appropriate. The subject minimizes the impact of the duplication, arguing that the duplicated text was background material, and did not add to the scientific content of the proposal. A reminder of standards of scholarship in all parts of the proposal is included in the close letter. The minimal amount of duplicated text, along with the fact that no evidence of plagiarism was uncovered in other proposals submitted by the subjects, argues that NSF interests can be protected by a reminder to the subjects. Accordingly, this case is closed. I Redacted. 2 Redacted. $SF OIG Form 2 ( 1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2006-06-16.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)