NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL nBBTf'B nB T A n"TUTU V L I I V Y ?Q " I TTflATTnhrc IIU/III"I*U 11. CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A07070040 Page 1of 1 We randomly selected a CAREER proposal1 for a proactive review of proposals for plagiarism.2 An initial search found some copied text from three source documents. The source document from which the most copied text was taken is a web page from the PI'S university describing the university's programs for women and undergraduates in engineering. The PI copied a generic description of the university program, its goal, and a few of its activities. The other two source documents were authored by the PI'S thesis advisor, and the copied text was technical language used to define terms for use in theorems. It would be difficult to rephrase the definitions in a significant way. Given the small amount of copied text, the nature of the text, and the nature of the source documents, we concluded this copying is not a significant departure from accepted standards. Accordingly, this case is closed. 1(footnote redacted). 2Described on page 34 of our March 2006 Semiannual Report @ttp://~~~.nsf.gov/pubs/2006/oigmarch2006/oigmarch2006.pdf).
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-09-13.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)