NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A13020017 Page 1 of 1 We assessed an allegation that a proposal reviewer 1 may have had an undisclosed conflict of interest. We examined the proposal 2 and its review, and multiple other resources to determine if a research collaboration was in place at the time of proposal submission or review that would have generated a conflict. We uncovered no evidence of such prior collaboration. A research collaboration put in place after proposal review would not be in violation of NSF regulations. Accordingly, this case is closed. NSF OIG Fonn 2 (11/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2013-03-10.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)