NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM I 1 I I An allegation was received that a proposal1 submitted to NSF contained text apparently duplicated from an uncited s ~ u r c e Examination .~ of the proposal and the alleged source showed that a few lines of apparently duplicated text3 appeared in the proposal without citation and without the use of quotation marks. The PI and three coPIs on this proposal have, between them ~ I I all, been listed on two other proposals4 submitted to NSF. These proposals were examined and no evidence of duplicated text was uncovered. Further pursuit of this issue is not justified. Accordingly, this case is closed. I ' Redacted. Redacted. Redacted. Redacted. NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-08-24.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)