NATlONAL SCIENCE FOLTNDATlON OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM )I/ Case Number: A-07070039 11 Page 1 of 1 11 We received an allegation from the complainant1that a NSF proposal, submitted by three s ~ b j e c t scontained ,~ ideas that appeared to be the same as ideas (intellectual theft) the complainant presented in earlier NSF proposals.3 Our review showed that there was no verbatim plagiarism involved between any of the subjects' or the complainant's proposals. Further, our review showed that, although the ideas presented in the coinplainant's proposals and the subjects' recent proposal were to exainii-ze the sanle concept, the approaches and techniques to perfonn the examinations were different. Finally, the general topic that each group was attempting to examine was not unique. This case is closed and no fui-ther action will be taken. NSF OIG Fo1.l~2 ( I 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-12-03.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)