NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM 1) Case Number: A-07090051 11 Page 1 of 1 We received an allegation that the subject' inappropriately took the complainant's2 data and ideas, using them in publications as well as in NSF proposals.3 Our review showed that the subject, a co-PI on an awarded NSF proposal4 with the complainant, used some data his award in additional future work and NSF proposals, which as a co-PI on the award he could do. Further, the subject used data the complainant provided to him in some of his publications, but we learned that these data were publicly available and the subject could have acquired these data himself without the complainant's assistance. This case is closed and no fbrther action will be taken. NSF OIG Fonn 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-12-27.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)