NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A12050038 Page 1 of 1 We assessed the circumstances behind the retraction of a publication 1 that acknowledged NSF support. The publication's author was previously a post-doctoral researcher supported on an NSF award; 2 the PI of that award did not participate in preparation of the publication. The University analysis of the complaint concluded that the publication inappropriately discussed experimental methods relevant to sample preparation. Accordingly, the University made the journal aware of their analysis, and the journal retracted the publication. We concurred with the conclusions of the University analysis. Accordingly, this case is closed. NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2012-11-12.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)