NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A-06070034 Page 1 of 1 I Our office received an allegation of plagiarism from a peer review panelist. As part of our review, we found two NSF proposals1 appeared to contain a small amount of copied text taken from several source documents. The total amount of plagiarized text was small and consisted of many phrases, with very little of the copied text being complete sentences. We wrote to the subject who accepted responsibility for the copied text although he stated he did not intend to plagiarize anything in his proposals. Given the small amount of text involved and the subject's admission and acceptance of the responsibility, we wrote him, emphasizing that, in the future, he should use great care to appropriately distinguish materials copied from the work of others into his proposals and other publications. Accordingly, this case is closed and no further action will be taken. NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2006-09-29.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)