OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM The complainant1 alleged that a person he suspected to be an ad hoc reviewer (the subject) for his NSF proposal (proposal 113shared a copy of proposal 1 with an ad hoc reviewer for the complainant's next submitted NSF proposal.4 The complainant explained that the subject's action was a breached the confidentiality of the peer review process. The complainant explained that he learned about this alleged breach of confidentiality from a friend. 1 We wrote to the subject asking about the alleged breach of confidentiality. The subject responded that he never shared a copy of any NSF proposal he reviewed with another individual who was not associated with the review process for that specific proposal without permission fi-om the program officer. We found no evidence to support the alleged breach of confidentiality by the subject. This case is closed and no further action will be taken. I ', submitted b the com lainant as the sole PI. Y, Pro osal2 is NSF proposal kt, entitled '' submitted by the complainant as the sole PI. 1 I I NSF OIG Fonn 2 (1 1/02) -1 I' I '
Peer Review violation
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-05-30.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)