NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A14020007 Page 1of1 We reviewed an allegation of plagiarism in an NSF proposal 1 and referred an investigation to the Subject's university. 2 The Subject stated that she worked on the proposal for a long period of time and did not carefully distinguish original material from copied material as she was preparing her drafts. The university concluded that the Subject recklessly plagiarized in the proposal and we concurred. We submitted a report to NSF recommending actions to protect NSF interests. NSF made a finding of research misconduct, issued a letter of reprimand, required certification and assurances for one year, and prohibited the Subject from participating as a reviewer, advisor, or consultant for NSF for one year. This case is closed with no further action taken. NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2017-03-19.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)