NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A11100070 Page 1 of 1 We reviewed an allegation of plagiarism in a CAREER proposal. 1 We wrote the Pf who responded asserting with numerous published articles and email correspondence with the authors of some ofthose articles that the copied material was common knowledge and he would have had permission to use the text if he had asked. However, his response did not explain the absence of quotation marks or other means for differentiating the copied material from his original work. T,he copying was insufficient to warrant a detailed investigation. We provided the PI a warning that his current practices were questionable. Accordingly, this case is closed. ) NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2012-02-03.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)