NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A11110073 Page 1 of 1 OIG opened this file after finding plagiarism in a proposal 1 as part of a proactive review. We reviewed the other proposals submitted by the Prl and co-Pis, and found plagiarism in a second proposal submitted solely by the PI. We contacted the PI, who provided documents which stated she received permission from the authors of the source documents to use the text in her proposal. Given that she had permission from the authors and the de minimus amount of plagiarism, we sent a letter to the PI, reminding her to follow appropriate citation practices even with permission. As no further action is needed, this case is closed. NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2012-03-13.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)