oversight

Plagiarism (Verbatim)

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2014-12-02.

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: A14080038                                                                    Page 1 of 1



                 We assessed an allegation of plagiarism in a CAREER proposal. 1 We established that the
         copied text derived from a template provided by a previously funded researcher as an example
         describing the common elements of an educational assessment plan. We examined other NSF
         proposals submitted by the Subject over the past two years for evidence of plagiarism. There was
         no indication of inappropriate copying in any of these proposals. Given the totality of the
         circumstances, we determined it was appropriate to close the case with a letter to the principal
         investigator emphasizing the need for proper citation practices in the future.

                   This case is closed with no further action taken.




NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)