Lq#$.. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS 4 0 CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM b4 D Case Number: A07080043 Page 1 of 1 Our office reviewed an allegation of plagiarism based upon a proactive review conducted by NSF OIG. Based on an analysis of a proposal', it appeared that a small amount of text had been plagiarized from four sources. We wrote to the PI and CO-PI~ to obtain their perspective on the allegation. The co-PI provided a letter from a former collaborator who was the author of one of the sources. The collaborator expressed his permission to use the text from that source document. The PI offered that similar text from the other three documents was common language and offered several examples of where similar text could be found in other published articles. We analyzed other NSF proposals authored by the PI and Co-PI determine if there might 'be a pattern or history of plagiarism by the Subjects. Our analysis revealed no apparent plagiarism in those proposals. Therefore, we determined there was no substance to the allegation and accordingly, this case is closed. I 2 NSF OIG Fonn 2 ( l 1/02) - .- ."
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-12-20.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)