NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A12030011 Page 1 of 1 We received an allegation that intellectual property had been taken from NSF proposals (proposal A 1 and proposal B2-proposal A is a resubmission of proposal B), based on the presence of similar ideas in a manuscript authored by someone (the subject) 3 at another institution. Our investigation found that neither the subject nor the subject's collaborators had been a reviewer of the proposals. Because no direct connection exists between the NSF proposals and the manuscript through the NSF review process, there is no evidence to support a violation of NSF's merit review. This case is closed with no further action taken. 1 [redacted] 2 [redacted] 3 [redacted] NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2012-04-23.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)