NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A07020010 Page 1 of 1 We received an allegation of a potential intellectual property theft by the subject1in a proposal2 submitted to NSF, with the alleged source being a proposal previously submitted to NSF.~ Examination of the two proposals show that there is some overlap in text and figures, and a small apparent overlap in research plans. However, the subject is a co PI on the alleged source proposal, is entitled to reuse material from it, and therefore no factual basis supports further pursuit of this inquiry. Accordingly, this case is closed. I 1 Redacted. 2 Redacted. Redacted. NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-04-03.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)