NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A14050019 Page 1 of 1 We received an allegation that two proposals (Proposal1 1 and Proposal 22) authored by different individuals (PI-1 3 and PI-2 4) contained identical text and figures. Our review found that while identical text and figures did appear in the proposals, the common material was minimal, was background to the proposals' unique proposed projects, and was acknowledged and/or referenced to PI-1 within Proposal2. Additionally, we found that Proposal2 contained a letter of support/collaboration from PI-1. We determined PI-I and PI-2 collaborated on the common material and that no plagiarism occurred. Accordingly, 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 2014-09-24.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)