NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A12030017 Page 1 of 1 We assessed an allegation that a graduate student 1 falsified analysis and spectral data included within a draft copy of a manuscript. We lacked documentary evidence of the falsification in the manuscript, or an explicit connection to NSF-supported research. Therefore, we found no substance to this allegation. We assessed a related allegation that incomplete data was included in a manuscript submitted for publication by the PI of an NSF award.2 However, the emails provided indicated that the PI instructed that all data was to be included. Furthermore the manuscript does not acknowledge NSF research support other than for a fellowship for an author not related to the allegation. Accordingly, we find no substance to this allegation. This case is closed with no further action taken. NSF OIG Form 2 (JJ /02)
Data Tampering / Sabotage / Fabrication
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2012-11-30.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)