NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A14020005 Page 1 of 1 Our office received an allegation that an NSF proposal 1 contained copied text from one source? Our review identified material in the proposal copied from that source. We contacted the PI3 regarding the allegation. He said he collaborated with the source's author4 on an earlier, declined version ofthe proposal5 and included in the proposal's re- submission, on which she was not collaborating, some background text she provided. The PI provided documentary evidence supporting his permitted use of the text. 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)