NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM An allegation of intellectual theWplagiarism was brought by the complainant1regarding work conducted by her student2 under an NSF-funded grant3. The complainant alleged that the first subject4had taken ideas from her student's dissertation as well as a figure from her own work and included them in his dissertation. The complainant also alleged that the second subjectScopied and distributed code she had written without her permission. Evidence indicated that there was overlap between the complainant's student and the first subject in both advisors as well as conceptual frameworks within which both conducted research. Evidence also indicated that the material the first subject allegedly copied from the complainant was limited and "schematic" in nature. Lastly, evidence indicated that the code disseminated by the second subject had questionable NSF jurisdiction and was properly referenced. The allegation therefore lacks sufficient substance. Accordingly, this case is closed. NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2006-11-08.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)