NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A13110088 Page 1 of 1 Our office received an allegation of plagiarism in an NSF proposal. 1 We found material copied from a website related to a working group? A person named in the proposal (Colleague) 3 was involved in the working group, but was not named on the proposal's cover sheet. We contacted the PI4 about the allegation. He said the Colleague was responsible for inserting the allegedly copied material, but said the Colleague had authored the material for the working group. He provided a letter from another working group member confirming his assertion. We will send the PI a Questionable Research Practice letter reminding him of his responsibility to acknowledge individuals who author proposals he submits. This case is closed with no further action taken. NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2014-06-03.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)