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)

                                                  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

         This memo constitutes the case closeout. Accordingly, this case is closed.

NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)