NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A14020006 Page 1of1 We investigated an allegation of fabrication and falsification in NSF-supported research. Based on the Subject's 1 admission, and our direct examination of the published data, we concluded that the Subject intentionally fabricated and falsified data in three publications, that these actions were a significant departure from the standards of the research community, and therefore constitute research misconduct. We recommended that NSF make a finding of research misconduct and take appropriate actions. NSF concluded that the subject did commit research misconduct and imposed a one year debarment on the subject. In addition, it directed the Subject to: provide two subsequent years of certifications and assurances for future documents submitted to NSF and complete training in the responsible conduct of research. NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Data Tampering / Sabotage / Fabrication
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2017-03-12.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)