NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: Al5030016 Page 1of1 We investigated allegations of data fabrication involving NSF funded research. We concluded that that two individuals 1 fabricated data, and that these actions were a significant departure from the standards of the research community and therefore constituted research misconduct. We provided our investigative findings to NSF along with recommendations concerning research misconduct, debarment, mandatory responsible conduct of research training, and imposition of certifications and assurances for future documents submitted to NSF. NSF considered our recommendations, made appropriate findings, and imposed sanctions for the misconduct. This memo constitutes the case closeout. Accordingly, this case is closed. NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)
Data Tampering / Sabotage / Fabrication
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2017-06-05.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)