NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: 6 6 L O 8 0 6'3 7 11 Page 1 of 1 We received an allegation of plagiarism in a funded NSF proposal. The complainant1 suggested that the ideas in the funded NSF proposal of another researcher (the subject2) may have come from his own proposal, and asked that the subject's proposal be examined for plagiarism.3 The subject's proposal was compared to the complainant's proposal. The two project descriptions were compared using CopyFind, which found no overlap in text. The proposals were also examined manually; no overlap in text, figures, research objectives, or specifically proposed research was apparent. There is no substance to the allegation of plagiarism, or of intellectual property theft. Accordingly, this case is closed. I Redacted Redacted Redacted
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2006-09-07.
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