NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A13020025 Page 1 of 1 We assessed an allegation of potential data fabrication of images in a publication that acknowledges NSF support. 1 We received a copy of an inquiry report completed by the university employing the authors. The inclusion of an incorrect image in a figure in the publication was acknowledged as an error; a correction has already been published. Other concerns conveyed in the allegation are not issues of research misconduct. There is no apparent substance to the allegation of research misconduct. This case is closed with no further action taken. NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Data Tampering / Sabotage / Fabrication
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2013-06-04.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)