NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A13040052 Page 1 ofl We received an allegation that a PI (the subject) 1 incorporated several paragraphs of verbatim text from an experimental proposal into his NSF proposal. 2 We found a copy of the updated, experimental proposal,3 which lists the subject as a co-author and spokesperson. Thus, as co-author of a non-separable document, he may use wording from the experimental proposal in his NSF proposal. Accordingly, there is no support for an allegation of plagiarism against the subject, and this case is closed with no further action taken. 1 2 3 NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2013-06-13.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)