NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A13030041 Page 1 of 1 NSF OIG received an allegation of plagiarism in an NSF proposa1. 1 Our analysis identified allegedly copied text from one source. We contacted the Subject2 regarding the allegation. Based on his response, we determined the source's author3 had contributed to the preparation of the proposal. However, the source's author is neither listed as a collaborator nor author of the proposal. In addition, though the Subject did list this source in the reference section, he did not properly cite to that reference in the body of the proposal near the copied text. We sent the Subject a letter reminding him ofhis responsibility give proper attribution to all collaborators and to correctly cite material included in his proposals. Accordingly, this case is closed with no further action taken. NSF OIG Form 4 (11/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2013-04-05.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)