NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A13030036 Page 1 of 1 1 2 We received an allegation of plagiarism in a funded NSF proposal. We contacted the PI about the allegation. He acknowledged responsibility for a minimal amount of the copied text and apologized for his "errors of judgment." Regarding the other copied text, he said he helped author the material we identified from two sources and said a student was responsible for inclusion of material from another source. We reviewed another proposal3 the PI submitted and identified no copied text. We did not identify a pattern of plagiarism. Based on the PI's response and our additional review, we determined the copied material for which the PI was responsible did not rise to the level of research misconduct. Accordingly, this case is closed with no further action taken. NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2014-01-10.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)