Intellectual Theft Plagiarism (Verbatim)

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2017-03-28.

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: A14090049                                                                        Page 1of1

                NSF OIG received an allegation of plagiarism in a Proposal 1 submitted by a PI. 2
         Specifically, it was alleged that the Proposal contained material copied from one article. 3

                 Our review found that the PI' s Advisor, 4 who had provided a letter of support to be
         included with the Proposal, was a co-author of the article. Our review further found that the PI
         and his Advisor has previously submitted co-authored NSF prqposals 5 that contained almost all
         of the text we had originally identified as copied in the Proposal.               ยท
                 Because almost all of the material identified as copied in the Proposal appears in previous
         proposals the PI and his Advisor submitted together, we do not consider the text in question
         plagiarized. Accordingly, this case is closed with no further action taken.

NSF OIG Form 2 (I 1/02)