NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: 'A06060023 Page 1 of 1 It was alleged that a PI' or COPI~ on an NSF award3 had taken ideas from another research group's4 N M proposals5that helshe had previously reviewed on a similar topic. We obtained copies of the NIH proposals and reviewer lists to compare to the NSF award proposal. We also reviewed the NSF funding history of the PI at both NSF and NIH as well as his general research history. The evidence supported that the PI'S research was on a parallel but independent track with the other research group. Of the numerous NIH reviewers who reviewed the research group's proposals none could be identified as collaborators with the PI or CoPIs with sufficient evidence to warrant further investigation. Accordingly, this case is closed. ' I '11 NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-06-06.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)