- ..? , r i - , NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A-07050027 Page 1 of 1 We received an allegation of plagiarism in an NSF proposal1,submitted by the subject as the sole PI. A review of the proposal suggested that a small amount of text appeared to have been copied. Consequently, we wrote to the subject for an explanation. The subject responded that some of the material was prepared by his collaborator. The collaborator provided a letter in support of the subject's use of this text. Further, the subject explained additional text came fiom a company's procedures, a copy of which he provided. Finally, the subject apologized for not filly distinguishing these materials appropriately in his proposal and explained that ignorance was no excuse. Because the amount of copied text was small and because the subject had permission to use a significant portion of the text in his proposal, we wrote the subject explaining we had closed the case, but, at the same time, reminding him about the community standards associated with appropriate citation of text used in proposals that is written by others i NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02) I
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-09-17.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)