Data Tampering / Sabotage / Fabrication

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2017-05-06.

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: A15090056                                                                     Page 1of1

                  We investigated1 an allegation of research misconduct by an NSF-supported.2 former
         graduate student (Subject) 3 and determined that there was insufficient evidence to support such a
         finding. The institution4 requested that we reconsider our determination and provided us
         additional analysis of the matter. We reassessed the matter and affirmed our conclusion that there
         was insufficient evidence to support a finding of research misconduct. We sent the Subject a
         letter reminding him about his responsibilities in data management and the proper maintenance
         of laboratory records. Accordingly, this case is closed with no further action taken.

NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)