NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: I-16-0006-O Page 1 of 1 We received an allegation that inappropriately attributed text had been copied into an NSF proposal.1 We reviewed the proposal and found a few small sections of verbatim copied text that were not demarcated, but were cited appropriately in every instance. We determined that the matter did not warrant a full investigation and sent both the PI and co-PI warning letters, urging them to ensure appropriate practices when copying verbatim text. This case is closed with no further action taken. 1 NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2017-01-03.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)