Intellectual Theft

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2013-02-20.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

                                                    NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
                                                     OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
                                                       OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS

                                              CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM

Case Number: Al2120084                                                                      Page 1 of 1

                NSF OIG received a complaint that prior work should have been cited in a paper 1
         submitted to an online database 2 . This paper discussed research related to an NSF grant.

                Because the complaint did not contain an actionable allegation of research misconduct as
         defined in NSF regulations/ we determined that the matter was best resolved by informing the
         cognizant program officer4 of the concern raised to our office.

                   Accordingly, this case is closed with no further action taken.

             45 CFR689

NSF OIG Form 4 (11/02)