- NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION : @ . OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS z . 4 CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM or o Case Number: A07030016 Page 1 of 1 We received an allegation that the subject1had copied a small amount of text fiom an NSF research proposal that was availabl'e online into his own NSF proposal.2 We identified substantially similar text contained in the source document and the Subject's proposal. We contacted the Subject to obtain his perspective on the matter. The Subject was forthcoming and explained that the few lines of identical text were those that remained fiom using the alleged source document, as well as others, to form a template for his proposal. He was contrite and admitted to the mistake, though qualifying the mistake as unintentional. Based on the subject's response, and the fact that the amount of plagiarism was small, we believe that no fiuther action is necessary. Accordingly, this case is closed. I .."" - ,.. --\
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-06-20.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)