oversight

Plagiarism (Verbatim)

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)

                                                    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)