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)
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)