Intellectual Theft

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)

                                                     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.



NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)