Data Tampering / Sabotage / Fabrication

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2017-01-15.

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: A13010011                                                                      Page 1of1

         We received allegations that the PI on an NSF grant (the subject 1) did not inform his program
         officer of significant problems in his laboratory, including when his lab was shut down by the
         University for safety violations. The subject's response to our inquiry raised issues best addressed
         by the program, rather than OIG, so we referred the matter to the program officer on the subject's
         current award. We sent the subject a letter reminding him of his obligations to keep his program
         officer informed about his research and NSF's guidance for what to include in annual reports.
         Accordingly, this case is closed.

NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)