NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A06120059 11 Page 1 of 1 We received an allegation of intellectual property theft in the subject's' proposal submitted to NSF. Evaluation revealed apparent verbatim duplication of text and figures in three of the subject's submitted.NSF proposals.2 The matter was referred to the university; their investigation revealed that an undergraduate student provided the majority of duplicated text to the subject for inclusion in the proposal. The amount of remaining text is insufficient to advance to a report of investigation. No finding of research misconduct was made by the University, and the University provided assurances that the subject appreciates the importance of avoiding plagiarism in future proposals. Accordingly, this case is closed. ' I Redacted. Red acted. NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-10-17.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)