NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM We received an allegation that data in the subject's1 M.S. thesis may have been fabricated. We referred an inquiry and then an investigation to the We received the report of the investigation committee and the cover letter from the University. The committee agreed that there was no preponderance of the evidence that supported arl allegation of fabrication by the subject, and therefore agreed that there was no preponderance of evidence that research misconduct had occurred. The University adjudication official agreed with a finding that no research misconduct had occurred. We concurred with the University's conclusion but did ask that they take action to improve the research record retention procedures. Accordingly, this case is closed. NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Data Tampering / Sabotage / Fabrication
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-11-29.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)