NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: I-16-0046-O Page 1 of 1 We received an allegation of intellectual theft in an NSF proposal 1 and two papers. 2 Subsequently, the Complainant 3 determined that the Subject 4 and the Complainant were working on similar concepts, but from very different perspectives. The Complainant was satisfied that no intellectual theft occurred, and consequently, retracted the allegation. We also checked the proposal for plagiarism and determined there was none. This case is closed with no further action taken. 1 2 3 4 NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2017-05-25.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)