oversight

Peer Review violation

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2017-04-29.

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: A14090050                                                                      Page 1of1



                 An NSF program officer1 notified our office of an alleged breach of confidentiality. A co-
         PI2 on an NSF proposal3 accused another researcher4 of serving on panel reviews that negatively
         reviewed the co-PI's proposal and another proposal5 in the same program, with which the co-PI
         was not affiliated. The program officer alleged the breach stemmed from another program
         officer6 involved in the program. Our review of the matter determined the allegations were not
         substantiated. Accordingly, this case is closed with no further action taken.




NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)